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Jammu and Kashmir 1949-1964: Select Correspondence Between Jawaharlal Nehru and Karan Singh

Jawaid Alam (Author) Karan Singh (Author)

In 1949, Dr Karan Singh had just turned eighteen when he was appointed regent of Jammu and Kashmir, two years after his father, Maharaja Hari Singh, signed the Instrument of Accession merging the then independent state with India. Under the mentorship of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr Singh was at the helm of affairs in the state for eighteen years, successively as regent, Sadar-i-Riyasat and governor. This carefully conceived selection of over 200 letters exchanged between Dr Singh and Pandit Nehru sheds light on significant issues and events, including the teething problems of a fledgling country and a newly grafted state, the emerging conflicts between Pakistan and India, and the Chinese aggression of 1962. In addition to valuable insights into the political situation of the period, these letters also provide rare glimpses into the personal lives and thoughts of Pandit Nehru and Dr Singh. The memorandum submitted by Maharaja Hari Singh to President Rajendra Prasad in August 1952 is published in full, revealing how the identity and future of Kashmir were shaped. A rare collection, Jammu and Kashmir offers an unmatched ringside view of the momentous events in Kashmir and the rest of India after Independence.

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About the author

Karan Singh

Dr. Karan Singh is senior Professor of applied Pant Biology at A.R.S., Durgapura, Jaipur, a constituent campus of Rajasthan Agricultural University. He has contributed more than 100 research papers, review articles and is the author/editor of several scientific books in English and Hindi. He is member, fellow and office bearer of several academic/research societies. He has guided several scholars for Ph.D. degrees of various universities.

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Title Jammu and Kashmir 1949-1964: Select Correspondence Between Jawaharlal Nehru and Karan Singh
Format Softcover
Date published: 12.03.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Penguin India
Language: English
isbn 9780143450511
length 388p.
Subjects History