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Kashmir: Roots of Conflict Paths to Peace
Sumantra Bose
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003, pp. 307

Kashmir: Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace by Sumantra Bose is a well-researched and engagingly written book on the contemporary history of Kashmir. It doesn 't take a myopic view of the Kashmir conflict as a ‘territorial-dispute,’ but looks at it through a broader lens, taking into account the complexity of society and politics in the region. The book tries to shift the focus of the discussion from 1947, to the events leading up to the watershed elections held in Kashmir in 1987. He argued that the roots of the Kashmir crisis may be traced to 1947 but the continuing conflict ‘has much to do with the events that have unfolded in the
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In the chapter titled ‘Pathways to Peace’ he advocated a ‘three Track solution.’ In track one he advocated dialogues and partnerships between India and Pakistan. In the second track, he suggested that similar dialogues should take place between New Delhi and Srinagar. In the third track talks should be initiated between Muzaffarabad and Srinagar, the two sides of the divided J&K. However, he based his solution taking cue from the peace process elsewhere, specially in Ireland. It can be argued that a solution of Ireland might not work in …show more content…
[1] Sumantra Bose, Kashmir: Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace,(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003),

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