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Tinderbox

The Past and Future of Pakistan
Akbar, M. J. (Book - 2012)
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In Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan, acclaimed author and journalist M. J. Akbar traces the search for a "Muslim space" that began in the eighteenth century, and the events, people, circumstances, and mind-set that culminated in a fractured India in 1947. But why is Pakistan in danger of becoming a "jelly state," a country that constantly quivers on the edge of instability? Akbar investigates contradictions in the nation's modern leadership, from Jinnah's secular ideals to the theocrats' clear stance on creating a "sanctuary of Islam." He also offers an intimate appraisal of the young nation's future--including the global implications of nuclear armament and the harboring of terrorists like Osama bin Laden. Tinderbox, a riveting and expansive biography of a nation, fills a crucial void in our understanding--even as the region's conflicts grow to affect the entire world.
Authors: Akbar, M. J.
Title: Tinderbox
the past and future of Pakistan
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: xvi, 376 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Originally published in 2011 in India by HarperCollins India, a joint venture with the India Today Group.
Contents: The age of defeat
A scimitar at Somanath
A theory of distance
An English finesse
Grey wolf
Gandhi's Maulanas
The non-violent jihad
The Muslim drift from Gandhi
Breaking point
Faith in faith
The godfather of Pakistan
God's general
The long jihad
Pakistan: the siege within.
Local Note: 15 53 118 148 151 231
ISBN: 9780062131799
Statement of Responsibility: M.J. Akbar
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Muslims Pakistan. Pakistan History 1947-1988. Pakistan Politics and government 9947-1988.
Topical Term: Muslims
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