Pakistan: A Modern History
This book fills the need for a broad, historically sophisticated understanding of Pakistan, a country at fifty which is understood by many in the West only in terms of stereotypes--the fanatical, authoritarian and reactionary "other" which is unfavorably compared to a tolerant, democratic and progressive India. There is a need at the time of Pakistan's golden jubilee for it to be taken seriously in its own right as a country of 130 million people. It is in reality a complex plural society which although greatly shaped by the colonial inheritance and circumstances of its birth is also experiencing rapid change. The author's approach breaks down stereotypes and assists in answering the vexed question of why democracy has succeeded in India, while Pakistan has been subject to long periods of authoritarianism during its five decades of existence.
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Pakistan, a modern historyUser Review - Book Verdict
A fundamental question in writing the history of a new nation carved out of a larger area is where, in time, to begin. British historian Talbot (Coventry Univ.) concentrates on the push for Pakistan in the 20th century and then discusses the modern state, omitting its initial eastern portion, now Bangladesh. Oriented toward political history, he fails to give the big picture, offering little treatment of the cultural, ethnic, religious, and social issues that have so challenged development in Pakistan over time. Although the author is English, his book does not exhibit the command of the language so often associated with British scholarship on Southeast Asia, and it could use a glossary for its excessive discussion of splinter political groups, each identified by an acronym. Talbot's audience is a specialized one. Others will have to wait for a subsequent history.--Donald Johnson, Univ. of Minnesota Lib., Minneapolis
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Pakistan: A Modern History. By IAN TALBOT. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. xvi, 432 pp. $35.00 (cloth). Pakistan's history since independence in 1947 ...
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A detailed, comprehensive survey of Pakistan's history and politics -- for the dedicated reader only
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His 1999 full length study, Pakistan: A Modern History was republished by Hurst in 2006 in a revised and updated edition. He is currently working on a text ...
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His most recent books include Pakistan: A Modern History and Khizr Tiwana, the Punjab Unionist Party and the Partition of India. Faculty profile. ...
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Book Reviews : Ian Talbot, Pakistan: A Modern History, London, Hurst & Company, 1999, pp. xvi + 432. http://sar.sagepub.com ...
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Pakistan: A Modern History Ian Talbot Oxford University Press ... has authored this comprehensive study, Pakistan: A Modern History, which charts the ...
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Pakistan:A Modern History by Ian Talbot. Oxford University Press. New Delhi. Pages, xvi + 432. Rs 675. THE historian’s by no means enviable task of viewing ...
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