Synopses & Reviews
One fifth of the world's people live in India and Pakistan. Looking back on their first fifty years of independence, leading specialists on South Asia assess their progress and problems, their foreign and defense policies and their relations with the United States. The three coeditors, who compare the achievements of India and Pakistan in a perceptive introductory overview, combine journalistic, diplomatic and academic experience. Selig S. Harrison served as South Asia Bureau Chief of the Washington Post, Paul H. Kreisberg is a former Deputy Chairman of the State Department's Policy Planning Council, and Dennis Kux is a former Director of the India Desk in the State Department.
Leading specialists on South Asia assess the progress and problems of India and Pakistan, their foreign and defense policies, and their relations with the United States.
Table of Contents
Introduction Selig S. Harrison, Paul H. Kreisberg, Dennis Kux; Part I. India: 1. Politics: democratic progress and problems Paul Brass; 2. Economics: much achieved, much to achieve John Adams; 3. Society: growth and inequity Sonalde Desai and Katharine Sreedhar; Part II. Pakistan: 4. Politics: a nation still in the making Robert LaPorte Jr; 5. Economics: misplaced priorities, missed opportunities Marvin Weinbaum; 6. Society: progress and challenges Anita Weiss; Part III. Foreign and Security Policy: 7. India: policies past and future Sumit Ganguly; 8. Pakistan: fifty years of insecurity Thomas Thornton; 9. The US India, and Pakistan: retrospect and prospect Stephen Philip Cohen.