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From Plassey to Pakistan
Humayun Mirza
Price: $ 44.5

From Plassey to Pakistan, Revised Edition is an extraordinary study of 300 years of Indian and Pakistani history from the perspective of the Nawab Nazims, the powerful rulers of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa. The 2002 Revised Edition includes a new chapter on the dramatic change in Pakistan's foreign policy after September 11, 2001, when its military government joined the US- led coalition to topple the radical Taliban regime it had spawned in Afghanistan. Author Humayun Mirza also discusses a possible confrontation between two nuclear nations, India and Pakistan, over the Kashmir dispute in the continuing war against terrorism.

As the last direct descendent of the Bengal Nawabs and the only surviving son of Iskander Mirza, Pakistan's first President, Mirza explores the events leading to the British acquisition of the Indian subcontinent and India's independence. His examination of Pakistan's secession to become a separate nation state, which gave rise to the Kashmir issue, will give readers valuable insights into the origins of this ongoing dispute over the region.

He then tells the story of his father's rise to power and the military coup that toppled his government, resulting in his exile. While providing an insider's view of the political events that were instrumental in shaping India and Pakistan, this book paints a picture of the fortunes of a family caught in the tides of history.

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