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This is a comprehensive one-volume history of Pakistan, a country that lies at the centre of the world's strategic concerns. Being published as Pakistan completes its sixtieth year as a nation state the book covers contemporary crises in the perspective of the subcontinent's ancient and medieval history to explain how Muslim nationalism emerged and how the community interacted with the other communities in the region. Covering the centuries from Mehergarh to Musharraf, the author breaches the confines of political history to depict the intellectual, economic, diplomatic, and cultural history of Pakistan. Topics that have become the subject of controversy such as the 1971 Poland Resolution and the 1972 Simla Agreement are highlighted in boxes. The book is thematically addressed, but it provides underpinning by interspersing personality profiles of the individuals who shaped the course of events over the centuries. This gallery includes Amir Khusro as the embodiment of a distinctive Indo-Muslim culture; Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Nehru, whose lofty ideals nevertheless resulted in Partition; M.A. Jinnah, who is credited with almost single-handedly creating the state of Pakistan; and the volatile but tragic figure of Z.A. Bhutto. In covering economic history, the author has also treated unorthodox subjects such as the rise and fall of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and the Kalabagh Dam controversy. In diplomatic history the author presents little known material on the 1971 War and in intellectual history he examines the circumstances that caused piety to develop into terror. Replete with striking interpretations based on neglected but authentic sources, this book breaks fresh ground.
Muhammad Reza Kazimi has an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Karachi. He has taught Pakistan Studies for more than thirty years in different colleges, at the University of Karachi, the Aga Khan University and at M.A. Jinnah University in Karachi. He is the author of Liaquat Ali Khan: His Lifeand Work (OUP 2003) and has edited the Jinnah-Liaquat Correspondence (PSC 2003) and M.A. Jinnah: Views and Reviews (OUP 2005). He regularly contributes to the Dawn, Karachi.
Table of Contents
Preface Part I: Ancient History Introduction 1. Muslim Society in South Asia 2. A Comparison of Muslim and Hindu Society 3. The Role of the Ulema and the Sufis 4. Fall of the Muslims and the Establishment of British Rule Part II: History of Muslim Revival Movements 5. Shah Waliullah (1703-1762) 6. The Jihad Movement 7. Titu Mir (1782-1832) 8. The Faraidi Movement 9. The Events of 1857 10. The Educational Movements Part III: History of the Political Struggle 11. The Political Aspects of the Aligarh Movement 12. The Formation of All-India Muslim League, 1906 13. The Lucknow Pact, 1916 14. The Khilafat Movement, 1918-1924 15. From Delhi Muslim Proposals to Quaid-i-Azam's Fourteen Points, 1927-1929 16. Allama Iqbal's Allahabad Address, 1930: Iqbal and the Ideology of Pakistan 17. The Round Table Conference, 1930-1932 18. The Government of India Act 1935 19. The 1937 Elections and Congress Rule Part IV: History of the Pakistan Movement 20. The Lahore Resolution 1940 to the 1945 Elections 21. The Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946 22. The Partition Plan, 3 June 1947 23. The Radcliffe Award Part V: Political History of the State Introduction: Ideology of Pakistan 24. The Establishment of Pakistan: Early Problems 25. Experiment in Democracy, 1951-1958 26. The First Military Regime, 1958-1969 27. The Second Military Regime, 1969-1971 28. The First PPP Government, 1971-1977 29. The Third Military Regime, 1977-1988 30. The Democratic Interregnum, 1988-1999 31. The Fourth Military Regime, 1999 Part VI: Constitutional History 32. Constitutional Developments: 1947, 1956, 1962 and 1973 33. The Islamic Provisions of Successive Constitutions Part VII: History of the Institutions 34. The Bureaucracy 35. The Armed Forces Part VIII: Diplomatic History 36. Introduction: Aims and Objectives 37. Pakistan and the World Powers 38. Pakistan's Relations with SAARC States 39. Pakistan, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Muslim World Part IX: Economy History 40. Economic Development 41. Economic Planning Part X: Cultural History 42. Culture and Society 43. Language and Literature 44. Human Resource Development and Education 45. Human Rights in Pakistan Glossary Bibliography Acknowledgements Index