The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012 (Vol. 1)


Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2013

293 pages

Price INR 500.00
Book Club Price INR 375.00

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The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012 is a book in two volumes which traces the complex history of the long-standing dispute, and the political discontent and dissent surrounding it relating especially to the question of the accession of the state of Jammu & Kashmir to the union of India.

Volume 1 comprises a critical and insightful introduction by the author based on recently published material, as well as a selection of both archival and contemporary documents, which highlight some important episodes in the history of the formation of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and provide a background to the current political reality.

Volume 2 is a collection of the authors articles published over the last five decades in various dailies, journals and books divided thematically into seven sections namely, the indopak dispute, the internal dimension, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, russian views on Kashmir and the bomb, foreign models, and the endgame it provides an important perspective to the issues that are raised through these two volumes, the author successfully brings to light many hitherto unknown or forgotten issues and facts relating to the troubled history of this state, supporting his arguments with a rigour that the readers are sure to appreciate.

A.G. Noorani

A. G. Noorani is a lawyer, historian and author. He has practised as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India and in the Bombay High Court. He is one of the few remaining experts on the Constitution of India from his generation. His columns have appeared in various publications, including Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Frontline, Economic and Political Weekly and Dainik Bhaskar. He is the author of a number of books, including The Kashmir DisputeThe Destruction of Hyderabad, The Babri Masjid Question and, for LeftWord, The RSS and the BJP: A Division of Labour (2000), Islam and Jihad (2002) and Savarkar and Hindutva: The Godse Connection (2002).