Of the many problems which India and Pakistan have confronted since 1947, the most destructive has been their unsatisfactory relationship with each other.
The roots of this behavior were established during the course of events which brought about the creation and birth of Pakistan. Several conflicts later, including one which led to the dismemberment of Pakistan, the suspicion and hostility which characterizes relations between the two countries, after over 40 years as sovereign nation-states, is unparalleled in the history of international relations after the second world war.
Dennis Wright’s study focuses on the legacy of • the Sino-Indian conflict and how it sheds light on India’s perception ‘of the threat from Pakistan’. He examines the origins and aftermath of the issue of Kashmir and the Rann of Kutch, the implications of the Soviet Union’s close relationship with India and Pakistan’s with the US. He also discusses the movements for regional autonomy in Pakistan and what bearing these have had on Indo-Pak relations.
Wright’s argument is that, because both sides’ attitudes are so deeply ingrained, neither side has been in a position to act in the best interests of the peoples of the subcontinent as a whole.
The book draws on a mass of original data, including parliamentary debates of the period, UN records and documents, Indian, Pakistani and British newspapers and contemporary sources in books and journals
Katherine Mansfield’s In a German Pension is a remarkable collection of short stories, displaying all Mansfield’s skill in the genre.
Written shortly after Mansfield visited Germany as a young woman, these short stories form a series of satirical sketches of German characters. From a young wife’s preoccupation with her husband’s stomach, to a society lady’s inability to see beyond the latest fashion, Mansfield depicts everyday events and the minute changes of human behaviour in the most exquisite detail. In a German Pension reveals her as a true disciple of Chekhov. ISBN: 1843910411 Publisher: HESPERUS
Black Beauty is an autobiography of high-bred horse. The novel begins with the time when the horse was a care-free colt, Loved and taken care by a gentle family. However, the circumstances change and the Black beauty is passed on from one owner to another. On his journey, he witnesses hardships and comfort, hatred and love, cruelty and kindness. But will the beautiful horse find a happy and lasting home? Or will he continue to suffer at the hands of fate? Through Black Beauty, Sewell has explored themes of love, friendship and animal cruelty. Even 140 years after its publication, the novel is revered by millions of readers.
Set in London with revolution and counter-revolution as backdrop, The Secret Agent introduces the reader to a ruthless world of espionage and counter-espionage. Laymen, pawns in the big game, are the true victims. Conrad’s own personal experiences enrich the story with an intense emotional appeal. ISBN: 8171674909 Publisher: RUPA & CO