A Good Primer on Pakistan

NY Times has published a great primer on the current situation in Pakistan. The article describes the various ethnic minorities that make up Pakistan, and how the Military-fudal lordism nexus has exploited it in their quest for power.

However the article is incomplete without a discussion around the military-mullah nexus. this nexus, which is the source of current and past troubles that have bedeviled Pakistan since its birth, is best described in a book published first in the eighties, and since then reprinted many many time. The book is "India, The Seige Within".

The book is rare and not easily available in the US, but M J Akbar has a blogger page, where he describes the book a bit.
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