272 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war.
Praveen Swami addresses three key issues:
This new work will be of much interest to students of the India-Pakistan conflict, South Asian politics and security studies in general.
'…it reads like a spy thriller…an indispensable book for anyone seeking a well-researched and readable account of the Kashmir issue.'
Nitin Pai, Editor, Pragati
'For anyone who is interested in the history of South Asian security, this book is a must-read. First published in 2007, this book is unique in its findings, exceptional in its sources, and creative in its narration (even though excessively descriptive at times).'
- Avinash Paliwal King’s College London
1. Introduction 2. The Informal War 3. The Master Cell 4. Al-Fatah 5. Years of Retreat and Revival 6. The War of Many Fronts 7. The Nuclear Jihad 8. Towards Peace
Few regions of the world are fraught with as many security questions as Asia. Within this region it is possible to study great power rivalries, irredentist conflicts, nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation, secessionist movements, ethnoreligious conflicts and inter-state wars. This series publishes the best possible scholarship on the security issues affecting the region, and includes detailed empirical studies, theoretically oriented case studies and policy-relevant analyses as well as more general works.