India-Pakistan Relations: The Story of a Fractured Fraternity

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Kalpaz Publications, 2006 - India - 308 pages
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This book makes a critical survey of the origin of Pakistan and its relations with India since 1947. A researcher with keen interest in the topic, the author has brought forth some home truths while assessing the India s dealings with Pakistan. He argues that it was the Indian rulers lack of political farsightedness and pugnacious patriotism and Pakistan s internal turmoil that failed both the nations to cut their long-drawn ice. India, of course, had been victorious in all the battles to which Pakistan provoked her, but was defeated by Pakistan at the diplomatic counters. The author heavily comes down upon the immaturity and intellectual poverty of those who ruled India during the preceding decades and wrote off the victory, which her military had won, at the counters of diplomacy and negotiation. He says: it was a national misfortune that the Indian politicians never reached the heights and intellectual level that the scientists and military officials of India attained in their respective fields with the result that she continued to be the customary loser. He argues that Indo-Pakistan issue could have been easily setlled had the Indian rulers been endowed with patriotism and earnestness to solve it. Students of the history of India-Pakistan relations will find ample material in this work for their academic purpose. The book is narrative as well as critical.

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