By B.G. Verghese
After a brisk evaluate of the occasions that experience come to outline post-Independence Pakistan—the conflict for Kashmir; the mixing of Karat and Hyderabad into India; the production of Bangladesh—Verghese, drawing from infrequent archival fabric, techniques matters that experience lengthy been contentious—the Indus water treaty, Siachen and A.Q. Khan’s harmful nuclear forays.
Even whereas interpreting Pakistan’s present-day plunge into inner dissent, self-made jihadi extremism, provincial competition and army rule, Verghese bargains a gradual means out of the nation’s self-made dilemmas—by encouraging Pakistan to turn into greater than the Indian ‘other’, and urging it to maneuver clear of fundamentalism and embody the syncretic, Sufi-infused Islam it as soon as knew. B.G. Verghese’s final e-book is a robust reminder that the middle factor with Pakistan isn't Kashmir—rather, it's the loss of a transparent identification, the absence of a favorable ideology, and the reluctance of the state to completely settle for its history.
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