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Kashmi: The Unwritten History Christopher Snedden

Kashmi: The Unwritten History

Christopher Snedden

Published February 1st 2013
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460 pages
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About the Book: Kashmir: The Unwritten History A radical new look at the largely forgotten four million people of Azad Kashmir-the part of Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, and separated by a Line of Control from Indian territory In Kashmir:The UnwrittenMoreAbout the Book: Kashmir: The Unwritten History A radical new look at the largely forgotten four million people of Azad Kashmir-the part of Kashmir occupied by Pakistan, and separated by a Line of Control from Indian territory In Kashmir:The Unwritten History, politico-strategicanalystChristopher Snedden contends that in October 1947, pro-Pakistan Muslims in southwestern JandK instigated the Kashmirdispute-not Pashtun tribesmen invading from Pakistan, as India hasconsistently claimed. Later called Azad Kashmiris, these people,Snedden argues, are legitimate stakeholders in an unresolveddispute. He provides comprehensive new information that criticallyexamines Azad Kashmirs administration, economy, political systemand its subordinate relationship with Pakistan. Azad Kashmirisconsidered their administration to be the only legitimategovernment in JandK and expected that it would rule after JandK wasre-unified by a Unsupervised plebiscite. This poll has never beenconducted and Azad Kashmir has effectively, if not yet legally,become a (dependent) part of Pakistan. Long disenchanted with Islamabad, some Azad Kashmiris now favourindependence for JandK, hoping that they may survive and prosperwithout recourse to either of their bigger neighbours. Sneddenconcludes by assessing the various proposals that have been mootedto resolve Azad Kashmirs international status and the broaderKashmir dispute. About the Author: Christopher Snedden Christopher Snedden is an Australian politico-strategic analyst,author, and academic specializing in South Asia. His consultancy,Asia Calling, works with governments, businesses and universities.He frequently visits Jammu and Kashmir to conduct research, and hasinterviewed many elder statesmen involved in the Kashmirdispute