Saturday, August 09, 2008

Book Review: New Insights About Kashmir Conflict

Book review: Some new insights into Kashmir — by Khaled Ahmed
Daily Times, August 10, 2008

Demystifying Kashmir;
By Navnita Chadha Behera;Brookings Institution Press 2006.

Author Behera is ‘impartial’ on a subject on which Indians and Pakistanis can’t shake off their nationalist positions. Pakistanis have lost the international community on their cause and nothing they say is considered right; the Indians used to present a closed mind to what they thought was a world convinced of the Pakistani case, but now they can feel easy looking closely at the Indian warts. The logic of losing and winning has emphasised realism and the Pakistanis are lost when their nose is rubbed into it. The book still looks anti-Pakistan but what can one do if Pakistan has been mostly wrong?

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