The Crisis In Kashmir: Portents Of War, Hopes Of Peace by Šumit GangulyThe Crisis In Kashmir: Portents Of War, Hopes Of Peace by Šumit Ganguly

The Crisis In Kashmir: Portents Of War, Hopes Of Peace

byŠumit Ganguly

Paperback | February 13, 1999

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This book traces the origins of the insurgency in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The first theoretically-grounded account, and the most complete, it is based on extensive interviews. Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by political mobilization and institutional decay. In an attempt to woo the Muslims, the government dramatically expanded literacy, mass media, and higher education. Meanwhile, fearing potential secessionist proclivities, it stifled the development of political institutions. Unable to express dissent in an institutional context, the Kashmiris resorted to violence.
Title:The Crisis In Kashmir: Portents Of War, Hopes Of PeaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:February 13, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521655668

ISBN - 13:9780521655668


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Maps; 1. The Kashmir conundrum; 2. Political mobilization and the onset of the insurgency; 3. The past as contrast; or, the dog that didn't bark; 4. Another war and Mrs. Gandhi's legacy; 5. The proximate causes: the Rajiv-Farooq accord and the outbreak of the insurgency; 6. The crisis worsens; 7. Strategies and options for resolving the crisis; Epilogue; Appendices; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Sumit Ganguly's thoughtful Crisis in Kashmir analyzes political events in Kashmir since 1947 particularly well...Ganguly's book offers insightful surveys of the theoretical literature on ethnopolitical mobilization, political developments in Kashmir, and possible options and strategies for the Indian Government to follow." International Journal of Hindu Studies