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The Kashmir Dispute 1947–2012

Volume 1

A.G. Noorani

August 2019

6.25 x 9.5 inches

(x+294 ) 304 pages

ISBN : 978-93-82381-65-5

INR 600
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The Kashmir Dispute 1947–2012 is a book in two volumes which traces the complex history of the long-standing dispute, and the political discontent and dissent surrounding it – relating especially to the question of the accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union of India.

Volume 1 comprises a critical and insightful introduction by the author based on recently published material, as well as a selection of both archival and contemporary documents, which highlight some important episodes in the history of the formation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and provide a background to the current political reality. 

Through these two volumes, the author successfully brings to light many hitherto unknown or forgotten issues and facts relating to the troubled history of this state, supporting his arguments with a rigour that the readers are sure to appreciate.

A.G. Noorani

A.G. Noorani is Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and a leading constitutional expert and political commentator. He is a regular columnist for Frontline and the author of numerous books, including: Articles 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir, Jinnah and Tilak: Comrades in the Freedom Struggle, India-China Boundary Problem 1846–1947: History and Diplomacy, Indian Political Trials, 1775–1947, Constitutional Questions and Citizens' Rights, The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record (editor), Islam and Jihad: Prejudice versus Reality, the two-volume The Babri Masjid Question 1528–2003: 'A Matter of National Honour' (editor, 2003), the two-volume The Kashmir Dispute, The Destruction of Hyderabad, The Destruction of the Babri Masjid, and, most recently, The RSS: A Menace to India (2019).

“A.G. Noorani’s The Kasmir Dispute 1947-2012 in tow volumes presents a substantial and systematic compilation of a lifetime’s work on an around the dispute…. Noorani is no doubt one of the most scrupulous constitutional and legalistic chroniclers of the Kashmir dispute and this work bears that authoritative stamp both in tone and content… on the whole, the work is a rich repository of legal and constitutional insights on the Kashmir dispute.”

Gowhar Fazili, The Book Review