PAKISTAN: The Eye of the Storm

Owen Bennett Jones, Author . Yale Univ. $29.95 (328p) ISBN 978-0-300-09760-3

Yale, which presciently gave us Taliban, by Ahmed Rashid, now brings out a study of another crucial country in Central and South Asia. Former BBC correspondent Jones looks at the battle with India over Kashmir ("the single most significant reason for Pakistan's chronic instability") and argues that most Pakistanis want to live in a free and tolerant state, not a theocracy. He considers the future of General Pervez Musharraf's attempt to undo the "Islamization" initiated by his predecessor, General Mohammed Zia ul Haq. Illus. (Sept.)

Reviewed on: 08/26/2002
Release date: 09/01/2002
Genre: Nonfiction
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