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India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad

The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947-2004

By Praveen Swami

Routledge – 2006 – 272 pages

Series: Asian Security Studies

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Description

India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war.

Praveen Swami addresses three key issues:

  • the history of jihadist violence in Jammu and Kashmir, which is examined as it evolved from 1947-48 onwards
  • the impact of the secret jihad on Indian policy-making on Jammu and Kashmir, and its influence on political life within the state
  • why the jihad in Jammu and Kashmir acquired such intensity in 1990.

This new work will be of much interest to students of the India-Pakistan conflict, South Asian politics and security studies in general.

Reviews

'…it reads like a spy thriller…an indispensable book for anyone seeking a well-researched and readable account of the Kashmir issue.'

Nitin Pai, Editor, Pragati

Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Informal War 3. The Master Cell 4. Al-Fatah 5. Years of Retreat and Revival 6. The War of Many Fronts 7. The Nuclear Jihad 8. Towards Peace

Author Bio

Praveen Swami is Chief of Bureau and Deputy Editor of Frontline Magazine, New Delhi, where he has covered the insurgencies in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, as well as defence, intelligence and internal-security related issues. He has published several articles in academic journals on the subject of the jihadist war.

Name: India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad: The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947-2004 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Praveen Swami. India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old...
Categories: South Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Security Studies - Military & Strategic, Military & Strategic Studies, Asian Politics, South Asian Politics, Civil Wars & Ethnic Conflict, Regional Security, Terrorism & Political Violence