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Wall at Wagah: India-Pakistan Relations

Kuldip Nayar (Author)
Synopsis This is a monumental work, spread over five decades and more, from August 1947 to 2003. All the articles of Kuldip Nayar on relations between India and Pakistan, with special focus on Kashmir, have been included in this volume. It is a history of wars and accords, of enmity and amity, of failures and successes. Many situations you would like to know are discussed as they happened, phase by phase. His main thrust of writings is on changing the dismal scenario, people-to-people contact or something similar. Mr. Nayar has met all the leaders in the subcontinent, starting with Jawaharlal Nehru and Mohammad Ali Jinnah to Atal Behari Vajpayee and General Pervez Musharraf. He tells about the meetings at Tashkent between Lal Bahadur Shastri and General Mohammad Ayub Khan, at Shimla between Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, at Islamabad between Benazir Bhutto and Rajiv Gandhi, at Lahore between Nawaz Sharif and Atal Behari Vajpayee and at Agra between Atal Behari Vajpayee and General Pervez Musharraf. Mr. Nayar suggests a solution to the Kashmir problem, which even Sheikh Abdullah liked. The author also reveals the adventures of Pakistani forces at Kargil and gives details of militants and their operations. This work will be a useful study for academicians, parliamentarians, politicians, students and all those who want to know about what has gone wrong between India and Pakistan.
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About the author

Kuldip Nayar

Kuldip Nayar, born in Sialkot (Pakistan), was educated in Punjab University (Lahore), here he earned the degrees of BA (Hons), LLB. He did M.Sc. in journalism at the North-Western University in the US. The Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar, also conferred on him a doctorate on philosophy. Kuldip Nayar is a renowned journalist, who has held several prestigious positions in newspapers like The Statesman, The Indian Express besides heading the United News of India (UNI), a premier news agency. Mr. Nayar was India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He was the correspondent of The Times, London, for 25 years. He retired from the Rajya Sabha in August 2003. HE has been chairperson of Citizens of Democracy (CFD), a human rights organization. Mr. Nayar is the recipient of several academic awards, including Lord Astor Award for Press Freedom, Haldi Ghati Award, Bhai Vir Singh, Munshi Prem Chand, Sarojini Naidu Harmony, Pride of India (America) and Shiromani Gurudwara, Freedom of Information. He is a member of the Hall of Fame on the North-Western University. He is a prolific writer and has numerous works on his credit, including Between the Lines, India: The Critical Years, India after Nehru, In Jail, Report on Afghanistan, Tragedy of Punjab, India House, The Martyr: Bhagat Singh’s Experiments in Revolution.

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Title Wall at Wagah: India-Pakistan Relations
Author Kuldip Nayar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121208297
length 368p., Index; 23cm.