India: Links for 5th August, 2019

In line with Pooja’s request from the previous week, five articles that help us understand Kashmir better: the background since 1947, the reasons for the never ending crisis, and the view from the other side of the border.

Kashmir remains (and will continue to be) a hugely contentious issue. The idea, for me, is to read as much as possible about it to learn more about why it is such a geopolitical mess. I’ll reiterate once again – any articles you can share with me about this are more than welcome.

  1. A very long, very detailed timeline of the the Kashmir conflict.
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  2. National Geographic’s view on how the conflict started.
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  3. The Hindustan Times on how the conflict started, in terms of one rather important meeting.
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  4. Rahul Pandita interviewed in Forbes on Kashmir, the exodus of 1989, and his experiences growing up as a Kashmiri Pandit – and more besides. Also an excerpt from a book Rahul Pandita has written about 1989 Kashmir
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  5. What is the view from the other side of the border? I learnt a lot from reading this piece, and I would strongly urge you to read it.

 

Again, any links you may have about this topic are more than welcome.

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