Pakistan: Nationalism Without A Nation

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Christophe Jaffrelot
Zed Books, May 17, 2002 - History - 352 pages
This up-to-date account of Pakistan's complicated political tapestry focuses on two related sets of questions. The first concerns the ethnic tensions within Pakistan, including the Mohajir movement, Pashtun and Baloch nationalisms, and the 'Punjabization' of the country. The second focus is the country's complex position within the South Asian region. Kashmir has been for years the main bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan twenty years ago, Pakistan has been also one of the main players in the Afghan war; especially after it supported the Taleban. The book examines Pakistan's foreign policy, including the dialectic between domestic and foreign policy and the role of the army. The many questions raised include the definition of identity, the intersection of religious and ethnic factors, a deeply flawed institutionalization of democracy, control of the state, and the potentially explosive interaction of regional and domestic politics.

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The work contains sufficient material on different aspects of Pakistan. Ethnic uplift, army influence, and regional complexity are the most important issues of this work.

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Mr Christophe Jaffrelot has proved that he cannot be be neutral.
He has not been able to provide any live example of any real term of so called "Hindu injustice " to the believers of religion of
ultimate peace that is Islam.
For the likes of Hafiz Sayeed and others this insistence of "Hindu Injustice " is just an eyewash to prove themselves as being former victims of Hindu injustice ( does centuries of Muslim rule over India prove it ? ), now determined to avenge it. Real agenda is to enforce the "peaceful" agenda of Islam upon the non-believers of Islam.


Myth or Reality?
Islam the State and the Rise
The Regional Dimension of Sectarian Conflicts
At the Crossroad of Regional Tensions
A Strategic Tool for Pakistan
State Policy
Between Kashmir
The Geopolitics of Pakistans Energy Supply
How to Project Nationalism?
The Policy of Pakistan
Does the Army Shape Pakistans Foreign Policy?
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Research fellow at CNRS, Christophe Jaffrelot is deputy director of the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI) in Paris. He teaches South Asia politics at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris. He is the editor-in-chief of Critique Internationale.

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