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Animosity at Bay: An Alternative History of the India-Pakistan Relationship, 1947-1952

Pallavi Raghavan


In this groundbreaking book, Raghavan uses previously untapped archival sources to weave together new stories about the experiences of post-partition state-making in South Asia. Through meticulous research, it challenges the existing wisdom about the preponderance of animosity and the rhetoric of war. The book shows how amity and a spirit of cordiality governed relations between the states of India and Pakistan in the first five years after partition. Arguing that a hitherto overlooked set of considerations have to be integrated more closely into the analysis of bilateral dialogue, this book a ... More

Keywords: Partition, Diplomatic History of India, Foreign Ministries of India and Pakistan, Evacuee property, Minorities in South Asia, Citizenship in South Asia, No War Pact Correspondence, Nehru Liaquat Pact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190087579
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190087579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pallavi Raghavan, author
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Ashoka University, Delhi