A brief history of Pakistan

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In the course of a few years, Pakistan has assumed strategic importance on the world stage, acting as both a linchpin in the global war on terrorism and a "swing" state in the ideological conflict between democracy and dictatorship, and between Islamic and secular rule. How did this poor country come to occupy such a position in little more than half a century of existence? What are the historical precedents for its present course? And what can we learn from its past that can help us evaluate the prospects for its future? A Brief History of Pakistan presents a concise yet thorough account of this land whose past as a birthplace of civilization is as important to world history as is its pivotal place in contemporary geopolitics. Coverage includes the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped this country. By illuminating the nation's past, this book gives students a detailed perspective of Pakistan today and enables them to intelligently consider how it might change in the future.Coverage includes:
  • The land and its people
  • The Indus Valley Civilization
  • The Mughal period
  • British rule and the struggle for independence
  • Partition
  • Civilian and military rule
  • Islamization of Pakistan
  • Pakistan under Pervez Musharraf
  • Relations with the United States, India, and Afghanistan
  • Pakistan's nuclear weapons program
  • Secular/Islamic tensions.
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table_of_contents The land and its early history -- Inroads of armies and ideas (500 B.C.E.-700 C.E.) -- The coming of Islam (700-1526) -- The Mughal Period (1526-1748) -- Trading company wars (1748-1858) -- The Raj Era (1858-1909) -- The road to independence (1909-1947) -- The challenges of independence (1947-1958) -- Military rule (1958-1971) -- Between East and West (1971-1988) -- Civilian rule restored (1988-1999) -- A return to the world stage (1999-2008).
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