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Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir

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A definitive history of the Kashmiri conflict by one of Pakistan's leading reporters

For nearly sixty years, India and Pakistan have battled over the territory of Kashmir. The two nuclear-armed states have fought three bloody wars in the region, but the countries have also fought in the shadows.

Having interviewed a thousand militants in war-torn Kashmir, Arif Jamal presents
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Melville House (first published March 1st 2009)
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Michael Griswold
Dec 28, 2012 Michael Griswold rated it liked it
Shadow War is a brief primer on Kashmir conflict and the interrelated links between the ISI and various jihadi groups waging jihad throughout the Kashmir region, but I can't help but feeling that something is missing. The story revolves around Pakistan with far few mentions of India. Further I was a little disappointed, the book really picks up in the second half when discussing the interplay between the ISI, Musharaff, and jihadi groups, but at points it feels like an exercise in alphabet soup ...more
Tariq Mahmood
Apr 18, 2014 Tariq Mahmood rated it liked it
Shelves: pakistan, india, terrorism
How can Americans stop us from waging jihad in Kashmir when they themselves are waging jihad in Afghanistan? General Zia.

I liked the format of the book. There is a lot of historical context and interesting anecdotes of key personalities which kept me engaged. At times it does seem that author was fly on the wall though but hey he must have researched enough I guess. Pakistan army is a Punjabi army and it was involved in Kashmiri jihad even before the creation of Pakistan. After 1947, the rationa
Omar Ali
Jul 22, 2016 Omar Ali rated it really liked it
A very good summary of how Pakistan became jihad central. Arif says that the army has managed to train about half a million terrorists. I see no reason to doubt his figures, so buckle up for a rough ride...
Apr 13, 2015 Martin rated it really liked it
This is a good book if you want to know the entire history of the Kashmir violence. It is not great at analyzing it, but since you need to know the complete timeline of what has occurred this is crucial. A good quick read- but leave you wanting just a bit more...

For Americans who look at Pakistan's behaviour purely through the lense of our needs, this is vital to see why they don't always do things the "American way"....
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