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Struggle for Pakistan A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics

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ISBN-10: 0674052897

ISBN-13: 9780674052895

Edition: 2014

Authors: Ayesha Jalal

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Established as a homeland for Indiaâe(tm)s Muslims in 1947, Pakistanâe(tm)s tumultuous history has unfolded in the vortex of dire regional and international conflicts. Beset by assassinations, coups, ethnic strife, and the breakaway of Bangladesh in 1971, its quest for identity and survival has led too often to religious extremism and military authoritarianism. Now, in a probing biography of her native land amid the throes of global change, Ayesha Jalal provides an insiderâe(tm)s assessment of how this nuclear-armed Muslim nation evolved as it did and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region.Attentive to Pakistanâe(tm)s external relations as well as…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/16/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Ayesha Jalal is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University. Her books include "Partisans of Allah: Jihad in South Asia," "Self and Sovereignty: Individual and Community in South Asian Islam since 1850," and "The Sole Spokesman: Jinnah, the Muslim League, and the Demand for Pakistan."