The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) (Paperback)

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The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) (Paperback)

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This book traces the origins of the insurgency in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The first theoretically-grounded account, and the most complete, it is based on extensive interviews. Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by political mobilization and institutional decay. In an attempt to woo the Muslims, the government dramatically expanded literacy, mass media, and higher education. Meanwhile, fearing potential secessionist proclivities, it stifled the development of political institutions. Unable to express dissent in an institutional context, the Kashmiris resorted to violence.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521655668
ISBN-10: 0521655668
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 5th, 1999
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press