The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics

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Harvard University Press, Sep 16, 2014 - History - 447 pages
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In a probing biography of her native land, Ayesha Jalal provides a unique insider’s assessment of how the nuclear-armed Muslim nation of Pakistan evolved into a country besieged by military domination and militant religious extremism, and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region.
 

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THE STRUGGLE FOR PAKISTAN: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics

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A scholarly, depressing portrait of a country whose allegiance to Islam has not been able to hold it together nor prevent its being convulsed by cycles of violence.Pakistani-American historian Jalal ... Read full review

Contents

Speak for Your Lips Are Free
1
Chapter 1 From Minority to Nation
10
Chapter 2 Truncated State Divided Nation
40
Chapter 3 A Sprawling Military Barrack
61
Chapter 4 Pitfalls of Martial Rule
98
Chapter 5 Toward the Watershed of 1971
142
Chapter 6 The Rise and Fall of Populism
177
Chapter 7 Martial Rule in Islamic Garb
216
Chapter 9 A Geostrategic Riddle
308
Chapter 10 Entangled Endgames
345
Overcoming Terror
384
Notes
399
Glossary
421
Acknowledgments
423
Index
425
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Chapter 8 Democracy Restored?
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