The Kashmir Dispute: 1947-2012. A.G. Noorani. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. 550. (Book Review)


The book under review, The Kashmir Dispute: 1947-2012, authored by A. G. Noorani, is an anthology of archival and contemporary documents, speeches, interviews, and personal notes of the author. The book strives to represent an accurate account of the Kashmir dispute. The author of this book is an eminent lawyer, historian and political expert, and has contributed numerous in-depth studies on the Kashmir issue. The culmination of his experience and analytical writings in this book is used to trace the political, diplomatic, and legal dynamics of this issue. To support his arguments, he has utilised a wide variety of documented and research writings in order to give a detailed historical background of the political realities of the dispute. Noorani magnifies the view of Kashmir’s history, which is fundamentally related to the real question of the accession of Jammu and Kashmir. The current book is thematically divided into three main sections: “The Indo-Pak Dispute,” “The US and Kashmir”, and “The End Game”.

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