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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


A Musk Road to China

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The maps of the Book of Curiosities demonstrate the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean, and of the tenth-century Ismaʿili emirates in Sind, to the global ambitions of the Fatimid empire. The ... More


Irrigation and the Baloch Frontier

David Gilmartin

in Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the early years of colonial water development in the Indus basin, and in particular, on the mid-nineteenth-century history of irrigation and canalbuilding among Baloch ... More


Eastern Conquests and Factionalism

Brian Ulrich

in Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire: Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474436793
eISBN:
9781474464857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474436793.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter begins by studying the role of al-Azd and the Muhallabids in the Islamic conquests along the eastern frontier of the Islamic world, in Khurasan and Sind. It critiques the idea that the ... More


‘I Have Scinde’: Orientalism and Guilt 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter reflects on Orientalism, anti-Orientalism, and guilt with regards to Britain’s moral ambivalence about its conquest of India. It begins with a discussion of the story about General Sir ... More


Lieutenant Henry Pottinger and 150 Years of Baloch History

Brian Spooner

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the early decades of the nineteenth century, the UK dispatched a number of envoys, agents and spies into the vast area between northern India and the Ottoman and Russian Empires. The information ... More


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