|No. of Pages:||488|
About The Book
The militant rebellion that began in Kashmir in the winter of 1989 has left about 20,000 dead, many injured and countries traumatized. In his first book-length study of the rebellion, Manoj Joshi narrates how a simple call for azadi by bands of disgruntled youth was transformed within a year into a full-scale jihad against India. Joshi's chronicle dwells at length on Pakistan's proxy war against India and the atrocities perpetrated by the Afghan mercenaries. It also exposes previously unknown facets of the US position on Kashmir and investigates sensitive issues like the alleged mass rape at Kunan Poshpora, the infamous alley deaths and the abduction of four foreigners by the mysterious Al Faran militant outfit.
Examining the official attempts to curb the rebellion, Joshi is unsparing in his criticism of the political bungling and bureaucratic ineptitude which have hamstrung the fight against insurgency. Providing a raw, compelling edge to the book are the accounts of the many hapless victims of the rebellion. Meticulously researched, The Lost Rebellion is a riveting account of the human drama that lies at the heart of the crisis that is Kashmir.
About The Author
Manoj Joshi studied at St Stephen's College, Delhi, and Lucknow University. He got his PhD from the School of International Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Along with Robert Crunden and Chandrashekhar Rao he edited New Perspectives on America and South Asia (1984). He has contributed chapters for several scholarly books on India's defence and security, and lectured and written on the subject in professional institutions and journals in India and abroad and is on the editorial board of South Asian Survey and the Indian Defence Review. A professional journalist who has worked as a correspondent and columnist with The Hindu, the Times of India and the Economic Times, he was the Washington correspondent of the Financial Express in 1995-96. He lives in Delhi and is currently a senior editor with India Today.
|Title:||The Lost Rebellion: Kashmir In The Nineties||Publisher:||Penguin Books|
|No. of Pages:||488|