Himalayan Frontiers of India: Historical, Geo-Political and Strategic Perspectives

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K. Warikoo
Taylor & Francis, Dec 15, 2008 - Political Science - 240 pages
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The Himalaya, which is a great natural frontier for India, symbolises India’s spiritual and national consciousness. The Himalayan region displays wide diversity of cultural patterns, languages, ethnic identities and religious practices. Along the Himalayas converge the boundaries of South and Central Asian countries, which lend a unique geopolitical and geo-strategic importance to this region.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of historical, geo-political and strategic perspectives on the Himalayan Frontiers of India. Drawing on detailed analyses by academics and area specialists, it explains the developments in and across the Himalayas and their implications for India. Topics such as religious extremism, international and cross border terrorism, insurgency, drugs and arms trafficking are discussed by experts in their respective field. Himalayan Frontiers of India will be of interest to scholars in South and Central Asian studies, International Relations and Security Studies.


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The book is wonderful throwing lights on different perspectives of Himalayan Mountains serving as frontiers, water shade, battlefield for Great Game players and a connecting bond for different adjoining cultures and societies of Central Asia, Jammu and Kashmir, Xinjiang and Tiber. A wonderful compilation by K. Warikoo, the book surely serves purpose of a textbook for anyone wanting a deeper look into geopolitics of Kashmir and beyond. 

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it sucked. never reading it again. :(

About the author (2008)

K. Warikoo is Director of the Central Asian Studies Programme at the  Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has authored several books on Kashmir, Central Asia and Afghanistan, and is founding editor of  Himalayan and Central Asian Studies.

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