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- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
For centuries, Pakistan's North West Frontier has been seen as a lawless wilderness, which has given sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden and other fundamentalist Muslim leaders. This book on the territory for 40 years, includes first hand accounts of life and soldiering on the Frontier since the Second World War. more...
- Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 12.99
T.A. Heathcotes study of the conflicts that established British rule in South Asia, and of the militarys position in the constitution of British India, is a classic work in the field. By placing these conflicts clearly in their local context, his account moves away from the Euro-centric approach of many writers on British imperial military... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war. Praveen Swami addresses three key issues: the history of jihadist violence in... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
Britain's often rather ad hoc approach to colonial expansion in the nineteenth century resulted in a variety of imaginative solutions designed to exert control over an increasingly diverse number of territories. One such instrument of government was the political officer. Created initially by the East India Company to manage relations with the princely... more...
- Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95
The northwestern regions of Pakistan and southeastern regions of Afghanistan were once the heart of a highly developed civilization whose cultural impact was felt from China to Persia. A major center of Buddhism, its cultural attainments were highlights of ancient civilization. The author's research, accompanied by some 60 illustrations, offers... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11
Still recruited from the Pathan tribes that live in the no-man's land between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Khyber Rifles continue to stand guard over this area, one of the world's most volatile borders. This title tells the story of Colonel Sir Robert Warburton, the man who raised the Khyber Rifles in 1878, and describes these rifles in action. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 61.95
How can people in the West make sense of contemporary unrest in the Muslim world? Is Islamic fundamentalism to be understood purely in religious terms? In Resistance and Control in Pakistan , one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, Akbar S. Ahmed, illuminates what is happening in the Muslim world today and assesses the underlying causes.... more...