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South Asian Cultures of the Bomb

Atomic Publics and the State in India and Pakistan

South Asian Cultures of the Bomb by Itty Abraham
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Since their founding as independent nations, nuclear issues have been key elements of nationalism and the public sphere in both India and Pakistan. Yet the relationship between nuclear arms and civil society in the region is seldom taken into account in conventional security studies. These original and provocative essays examine the political and ideological components of national drives to possess and test nuclear weapons. Equal coverage for comparable issues in each country frames the volume as a genuine dialogue across this contested boundary.

Indiana University Press; March 2009
235 pages; ISBN 9780253002679
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Title: South Asian Cultures of the Bomb
Author: Itty Abraham