Tinderbox: The Past And Future Of Pakistan

Paperback | June 26, 2012

byM.j. Akbar

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“Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar’s stands out….A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.”
The Economist

In Tinderbox, India’s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role that their relationship has played in defining both the country and the region. Editorial director of India Today and editor of the Sunday Guardian, M. J. Akbar gives readers an unprecedented look at Pakistan past and present. Panoramic in scope but specific in detail, with rich portraits of the central figures and events that have defined the nation’s history, Ackbar’s Tinderbox tells the Pakistanian story from the Middle Ages to the present, puts the Taliban and its place within modern Islam into a meaningful context, and diagnoses where the country is headed in the 21st century.

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“Among many recent books on Pakistan, Mr. Akbar’s stands out….A fine and detailed history of Indian Muslim anger and insecurity.”—The EconomistIn Tinderbox, India’s leading journalist delivers a fascinating narrative history of Pakistan, chronicling the conflict between Muslim and Hindu cultures in South Asia and describing the role th...

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In Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan, acclaimed author and journalist M. J. Akbar traces the search for a “Muslim space” that began in the eighteenth century, and the events, people, circumstances, and mind-set that culminated in a fractured India in 1947. But why is Pakistan in danger of becoming a “jelly state,” a country th...

M. J. Akbar?is the editorial director ofIndia Todayand editor of theSunday Guardian. His many books includeIndia: The Siege Within,Nehru: The Making of India,Riot After Riot,Kashmir: Behind the Vale, andThe Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict Between Islam and Christianity. He lives in Delhi.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062131796

ISBN - 13:9780062131799

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“Akbar’s elegant, probing work exhibits a sympathetic insider’s understanding of the complex, evolving relationship between Muslims and Hindus in the area. . . . Presents a thoughtful historical perspective, rich in detail, research and gloom.”