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India: Kashmir

(see also India, India: Muslims, India 1947-1984 & India since 1985)

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Björn Kumm's Note

CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

World Guide (Montevideo)

On the Web: Articles

The "Distraction" that Takes the Heat off al-Qa'ida, Robert Fisk, Independent (from Counterpunch) (7/16/02). Some believe Pakistani bin Laden supporters are fanning Kashmiri conflict to ease pressure on Al-Qaeda forces.

Washington is Pushing India & Pakistan to the Brink of War. Michel Chossudovsky, Centre for Research on Globalization (5/23/02).

Jaish Bomb Blew Up in Pak Face Too. Muzamil Jaleel, Indian Express (10/7/01). Pakistani extremists fighting for Kashmir fear that if Musharaf sacrificed Taliban, he'll sacrifice them as well.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Kashmir Study Group. Cogent arguments for an independent Jammu & Kashmir.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles:

Baldauf, Scott. "Upsurge in boys drawn into Kashmir conflict," Christian Science Monitor (10/3/03):7.

___________. "Insurgents push into Kashmir," Christian Science Monitor (10/7/03):6.
___________. "Heroin money could fund Kashmir's militants," Christian Science Monitor (10/20/03):10

Bidwai, Praful. "On the brink," In These Times (2/18/02): 3.

Chowla, Peter. "A dream deferred. Will peace ever come to Kashmir?" In These Times (10/1/01):21-3.

Ghosh, Amitav. "'The ghat of the only world': Agha Shahid Ali in Brooklyn," Nation (2/11/02):31-36.

Hilton, Isabel. "Between the mountains," New Yorker (3/11/02):64-75.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abdullah, Sheikh Mohammed. Flames of the Chinar: An Autobiography (trans. Khushwant Singh; NY: Viking, 1993).

Abu-Nimer, Mohammed. Nonviolence & Peace Building in Islam (Gainesville: U. of Florida, 2003).

Ahmed, Akbar. Islam under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (NY: Polity, 2003).

Asia Watch. Rape in Kashmir: A Crime of War (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1993).

Ganguly, Sumit. Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions since 1947 (NY: Columbia, 2001).

Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Awareness & Documentation Centre. Rape & Molestation: A Weapon of War in Kashmir (Srinagar: Institute of Kashmir Studies, 1998).

Margolis, Eric S. War at the Top of the World: The Struggle for Afghanistan, Kashmir & Tibet (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Michel, Aloys Arthur. The Indus Rivers: A Study of the Effects of Partition (New Haven: Yale, 1967).

Sudha, Koul. The Tiger Ladies: A Memoir of Kashmir (Boston: Beacon Press, 2003).

In the Library: Fiction

Chandra, Vikram. The Srinagar Conspiracy (NY: Penguin, 2000).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio:Film & Video:

"India: The Turmoils of the Century" [1994], dir. Arnaud Mandagaran, 120m. From Filmakers' Library.

"Mission Kashmir" [2000], dir. Vidhu Vinod Chopra, 157m. In video stores. Indian action film focussed on the conflict.

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