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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.

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This book traces the origins of the insurgency in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The first theoretically-grounded account, it is based on extensive interviews. Professor Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by political mobilisation and institutional decay.

Synopsis:

Tracing the origins of the insurgency that has wracked the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir since 1989.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521655668
Editor:
Hamilton, Lee H.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Hamilton, Lee H.
Author:
Ganguly, Sumit
Author:
umit Ganguly
Author:
Ganguly,
Author:
Hamilton, Lee H.
Author:
umit
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
India
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Jammu and Kashmir (India) Politics and government.
Subject:
Jammu and Kashmir
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - International
Subject:
Jammu and Kashmir (India)--Politics and gover
Subject:
Jammu and Kashmir (India) - History - 20th century
Subject:
Jammu and Kashmir (India) - Politics and government - 20th century
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Series Volume:
105-813
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 line diagrams 2 maps
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.96x5.98x.56 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book traces the origins of the insurgency in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The first theoretically-grounded account, it is based on extensive interviews. Professor Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by political mobilisation and institutional decay.
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