What : Book Launch
Where : Seminar Halls I, II and III at the India International Centre, New Delhi 110003
When : Friday, 02 November 2018 , 6:00 p.m. onwards
On behalf of the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India, The President, Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OCSI) has the pleasure to forward an invitation to a Book Launch by one of our most distinguished alumni Ms. Radha Kumar.
The book will be launched on November 2 at Kamaladevi Block, India International Centre, New Delhi.
Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah of the J&K National Conference in conversation with Ms. Radha Kumar, moderated by Hariner Baweja of the Hindustan Times.
Radha Kumar’s account examines every major development in the region’s history. She analyses wars and conquest to empire and the growth of nationalism; the troubled accession of the state to India under Maharaja Hari Singh during partition; Pakistani attacks and the rise of the Cold War; the politics of the various parts of the former princely state; the wars that followed and the attempts that Indian, Pakistani and Kashmiri leaders, starting with Sheikh Abdullah and Jawaharlal Nehru, made to find peaceful solutions, including taking the Kashmir issue to the UN, which had unintended consequences for India; the demand for plebiscite; the Simla Agreement, turning the ceasefire line into the Line of Control; communal riots in the 1980s and the growth of insurgency.
The book also mentions: “the Indian government’s failure to move Kashmir into a peace building phase, the trouble with AFSPA; the anti-India feelings that were triggered by counter-insurgency responses in 2010, the contentious coalition of 2014 and the killing of Burhan Wani in 2016”.