April 22, 2024

The Kashmir conflict is a long-standing dispute between India and Pakistan over the region of Kashmir and its status as a sovereign state. The conflict has its origins in the partition of India in 1947 when British India was divided into the independent states of India and Pakistan. The region of Kashmir, which had a Muslim majority population, was supposed to be given the choice to join either India or Pakistan. However, the Maharaja of Kashmir, at the time, decided to join India, which led to a conflict between India and Pakistan, with each claiming the region as their own. The conflict has led to several wars between the two countries, with the most recent one in 1999. The dispute has also led to human rights violations, military crackdowns, and a large number of civilian casualties. The UN has passed several resolutions on the issue, and the issue remains unresolved to date. The dispute has also led to the rise of separatist movements in the region, with some groups demanding independence for the region, while others demand a merger with Pakistan. Here are 10 books on the contemporary Kashmir conflict.

Kashmir: The Case for Freedom

“Kashmir: The Case for Freedom” by Arundhati Roy: This book is a collection of essays and speeches by the Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy, in which she provides a critical examination of the Kashmir conflict and the Indian government’s handling of the issue.

Kashmir: A Tale of Shame

“Kashmir: A Tale of Shame” by Wajahat Habibullah: This book is written by a former Indian civil servant and provides an inside account of the Kashmir conflict and the Indian government’s handling of the issue.

Kashmir in Conflict

“Kashmir in Conflict” by Victoria Schofield: This book provides a detailed account of the history of the Kashmir conflict and the various players involved, including the Indian government, the Pakistani government, and the various separatist groups.

Kashmir: The Untold Story

“Kashmir: The Untold Story” by Humra Quraishi: This book provides an inside account of the Kashmir conflict and the Indian government’s handling of the issue, as well as the human impact of the conflict on the people of Kashmir.

Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years

“Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years” by A.S. Dulat: This book provides an inside account of the Kashmir conflict during the years when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime minister of India.

Kashmir: The Disputed State

“Kashmir: The Disputed State” by Raja Mohammad Yusuf Khan: This book provides a detailed history of the Kashmir conflict, starting from the time of the British Raj and going up to the present day.

Kashmir: The Other Side of the Story

“Kashmir: The Other Side of the Story” by Zafar Meraj: This book provides a detailed account of the Kashmir conflict and the Indian government’s handling of the issue, as well as the human impact of the conflict on the people of Kashmir.

Kashmir: A Problem in Search of a Solution

“Kashmir: A Problem in Search of a Solution” by Rajesh Kadian: This book provides a detailed analysis of the Kashmir conflict and the various issues that have arisen as a result of the conflict.

Kashmir: The Unending War

“Kashmir: The Unending War” by C. Raja Mohan: This book provides a detailed analysis of the Kashmir conflict and the role of India, Pakistan, and China in the conflict.

Kashmir: The New Great Game

“Kashmir: The New Great Game” by Tariq Ali: This book provides a detailed analysis of the Kashmir conflict and the role of various global powers, including the United States, in the conflict.

It’s worth mentioning that these books represent different perspectives and opinions on the conflict, and it is important to read multiple sources to get a more comprehensive understanding.

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