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The Negotiable State: Borders and Power‐Struggles in Pakistan

Vali Nasr

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Vali Nasr examines the political dynamics behind the crucial 1969–71 negotiations on the shape of Pakistan's territory. The author examines how power‐elite interests and their perception of the ... More


Secular States in Crisis

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Malaysia and Pakistan sought to address their problems through economic growth and the management of ethnic tensions. Malaysia pursued the New Economic Policy (NEP) to favor Malay bumiputras (sons of ... More


Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Haimanti Roy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081777
eISBN:
9780199081875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Partitioned States offers new perspective in the histories of Partition and its aftermath by connecting it to the long drawn out and skewed formation of new national entities: India and ... More


The Routine of Violence

Haimanti Roy

in Partitioned Lives: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens in India and Pakistan, 1947-65

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081777
eISBN:
9780199081875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081777.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter moves away from large-scale physical violence and place a different kind of Partition violence on the centre stage: small scale, sporadic, threatening psyche rather than the body. Such ... More


. Language and Religion in the Post-colonial State

Neilesh Bose

in Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097280
eISBN:
9780199082933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097280.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter shows the diversity of interpretations of the concept of Pakistan as discussed and debated by Bengalis, from 1944, through and including the political changes of 1947. Through an ... More


Desher Dak – ‘The Call of the Homeland’

Sarah Glynn

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095955
eISBN:
9781781707432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 2 looks at links with the homeland and Bengali politics. It begins with the movements for independence from Britain and for the formation of Pakistan; and it goes on to the growing movement ... More


The uneasy politics of epidemic aid: the CDC’s mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958

Paul Greenough

in The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Global smallpox eradication was achieved only after decades of unsuccessful experiments in smallpox-endemic countries. A case in point occurred in 1958 when a severe epidemic imposed heavy mortality ... More


Pakistan’s Dien Bien Phu, 1971

Zorawar Daulet Singh

in Power and Diplomacy: India's Foreign Policies During the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199489640
eISBN:
9780199095346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489640.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The 1971 East Bengal crisis was one of the most destabilizing events in the subcontinent since the partition of India in 1947. While this case at first glance suggests an over-scrutinized event, in ... More


Saving the House of Islam: Pakistan’s “Volunteers” in the War of 1971

Yelena Biberman

in Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190929961
eISBN:
9780190930004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929961.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the alliances between the Pakistani state and nonstate actors during the 1971 counterinsurgency campaign in the country’s eastern wing. The Pakistani army enlisted the help of ... More


The Phantom of Cooperation

Daniel Haines

in Rivers Divided: Indus Basin Waters in the Making of India and Pakistan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190648664
eISBN:
9780190686529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190648664.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the Indus Waters Treaty’s problematic reputation for symbolising India–Pakistan cooperation. Even though the treaty failed to resolve broader geoplitical tensions in South Asia, ... More


Tragedy and Triumph: Gandhi and the Partition of India

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This essay documents the triumph and tragedy of Mahatma Gandhi during the last two years of his life, focusing on the partition of India. The years 1946–8 were the saddest yet the most heroic of ... More


Introduction

Chaity Das

in In the Land of Buried Tongues: Testimonies and Literary Narratives of the War of Liberation of Bangladesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474721
eISBN:
9780199090815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474721.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Even with the birth of Pakistan after the Partition of 1947 cultural cohesion remained in an infantile stage. National self-defence became the obsession of the ruling establishment and there was a ... More


The Parliamentary Debates on Bangladeshi Migrants (1971–2009)

Rizwana Shamshad

in Bangladeshi Migrants in India: Foreigners, Refugees, or Infiltrators?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199476411
eISBN:
9780199090952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199476411.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The chapter on parliamentary debates analyses the continuing debates about Bangladeshis that took place in the national parliament of India and how their presence was viewed and debated by different ... More


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