Across the Line of Control: Inside Azad Kashmir

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Columbia University Press, Feb 21, 2012 - History - 176 pages
Beyond the Line of Control examines Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir or Azad Kashmir. It is a timely work given both contemporary political developments in the Kashmir region and the paucity of literature on Azad Kashmir itself. The volume usefully provides an up to date analysis of the region along with material on its Muslim diaspora community which forms a significant element of the ‘Pakistani’ diaspora in Britain. All of these subjects have been relatively under-researched with more emphasis usually being placed on the Kashmir Valley and its inhabitants. The volume thus seeks to explain the history of Azad Kashmir since 1947 and to reveal its relations both with the wider Kashmir dispute and the Pakistan state. This understanding is grounded in an analysis which draws on both documentary evidence and personal testimony.

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About the author (2012)

Luv Puri is a Fulbright scholar at New York University and won a European Commission Award for Human Rights and Democracy in 2006. He has been a correspondent with the "Hindu" and has contributed to various media publications and academic journals. His research interests concern the situation of South Asian Muslims, the conflict in Kashmir, and Pakistan.

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