A History of Pakistan and Its Origins

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Christophe Jaffrelot
Anthem Press, 2002 - History - 326 pages

'A History of Pakistan and its Origins' is a comprehensive, detailed and fully up-to-date study of one of the most diverse, volatile and strategically significant countries in the world today. Born in turmoil barely half a century ago, Pakistan seems to be in an interminable pursuit of its own identity and at the same time finds itself a pivotal player in world politics. Its short existence has witnessed much: four coups d'état; the rise of Islam as a power; tensions between ethnic, religious and separatist movements; the Kashmir conflict and the near-constant war footing with India. This text charts half a century of nation-building in Pakistan, while at the same time placing the country within the context of its relations with the outside world.

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Christophe Jaffrelot is Director of CERI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) and a Researcher at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France.

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