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    To oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the United States formed an extraordinary anti-communist alliance with militant Islamic forces; in South Asia.

    In this controversial and acclaimed book, John Cooley provides the first behind-the-scenes account of this alliance and of how the CIA planned and ran the ‘holy war’ in Afghanistan.

    ISBN: 969402434X
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: 0140113061 – Paperback
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    ISBN: Z1413
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    This book springs from an in-depth review of a multi-donor investment in an irrigation and drainage scheme. An economist, an anthropologist, a sociologist, a gender specialist and an irrigation specialist offer an integrated analysis of what the scheme has done, and more particularly, what it has failed to do.

    Here is a poignant and informed demonstration of how development investments in Pakistan have failed to address the endemic problem of disparities of power and privilege, and by this neglect have contributed to Pakistan’s present poverty crisis.

    ISBN: 9694023556
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: 9694023297
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Never before has a single volume featured non-fiction writing by women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh on the Partition of India. Here, for the first time, are Ismat Chughtai, Sara Suleri, Anis Kidwai, Phulrenu Guha, Meghna Guhathakurta, Shehla Shibli, Manikuntala Sen. Kamlaben Patel and many others, speaking and writing about communalism and literature; what they learnt from refugees; what partition means to them 50 years later; and how they define themselves—Hindus? Muslims? Indians? Pakistanis? Bengalis? All of these or none? Either or neither? Not-Indian-not-Pakistani? Bangladeshi not Pakistani? Above all, their accounts raise that most troubling question: do women have a country? An unusual mix of memoirs, interviews, reminiscences and reflective essays, this anthology is the first attempt to present women’s perspective on the partition of India, based on the experience of three countries.
    ISBN: 9694025044
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Most people have a vague idea that in the months leading to the 1971 breakup of Pakistan and during the savage military action in East Pakistan all the major world powers (except China, which couldn’t do anything) were severely critical of Pakistan’s policies and decisions. For the first time, this book chronicles and records this hostility precisely, punctiliously and extensively.

    For this purpose Professor Aziz has consulted an incredibly enormous range of source material: 152 newspapers and magazines, 155 journal articles, 133 books, and several unpublished radio and TV broadcast transcripts.

    The focus is on the United States, the United Kingdom and the USSR, with a brief look at the rest of the world. A detailed chapter de-scribes the making and implications of the lethal Indo-Soviet Treaty. The brief but explosive prologue is a novel and damaging expose of the unpardonable mistakes made by the All India Muslim League leadership between 1906 and 1947 which, irrevocably and inevitably, led to the creation of Bangladesh. This investigation is based on original and contemporary documents. To put the foreign comments in their context, the more relevant portions of the Hamood-ur-Rahman Commission Report are reproduced in an appendix.

    This book is a register of events, a narrative of public opinion and an account of how the world powers saw and judged the developments of 1970-71. It is a collection of stark and brutal facts and comments upon them. It is not a work of analysis or judgment because Pakistani scholars are denied the freedom of expression essential for that exercise.

    As most of the material used here is available in Pakistan but not all of it at one place anywhere, this volume is a valuable and indispensable source book for any study of the 1971 disaster.
    ISBN: 9789694023726
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Captain D’Auvergne, the author of this delightful book of short stories, has spent the greater part of along and adventurous life among those tribes of the North where daring, courage and a brave spirit are the natural growth of the wind-swept hills, the life of which is so little known to the outside world.

    The stories told are based on fact.

    The author’s idea in putting these stories into book form is not with the idea of profit but to give entertainment to those who have the spirit of adventure and love of travel.

    ISBN: 9694023009
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS