Shuja Nawaz is the author of Crossed Swords ( avg rating, ratings, 23 reviews, published ), Journeys ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 0 reviews. Crossed Swords. Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within. Shuja Nawaz. Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks. The definitive, inside story and historical. Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within is a book by Shuja Nawaz. It is a detailed study of the military’s involvement in the evolution of .

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Forged swordds a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. His book was part of my research when I was sketching out ideas and thoughts for my debut novel, and I can honestly say that many of the things he wrote were echoed in interviews with Army personnel. In History Bound The Legacy of Conflict: This book takes you behind the headlines.

Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within by Shuja Nawaz

The First Kashmir Rcossed Sep 29, Amanullah rated it liked it Recommends it for: A must read for the youth, especially if they want to have a good grip on Pakistan’s history up till Gen Musharraf’s Era. Comparative Matters Ran Hirschl. Trivia About Crossed Swords: The book is very well researched and written, however it needs t There is an advantage that Pakistani writers have over most others on the subcontinent. It is important to read books such as this to understand not how the army retains power, but to piece together a national ehuja that guides Pakistan’s nation building.


Author has nawz historic facts never mentioned before. Army, a state within, instead of holding country together is responsible for the mess Pakistan find itself in. Things Fall Apart Jul 10, Waqas Iftikhar rated it it was amazing. The book also has some startling revelations like the presence of a CIA spy in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet during the war.

Aasem Bakhshi rated it really liked it Apr 03, This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. When what it regarded as corrupt and self-serving civilian politicians appeared to jeopardise the future, the army had little hesitation about intervention.

Haider Hussain rated it liked it Jun 19, Feb 21, Mansoor Azam shyja it it was ok. In doing so, swods lays bare key facts about Pakistan’s numerous wars with India and its many rounds of political musical chairs, as well as the Kargil conflict of Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in both peace and war.

Yasir rated it really liked it Apr 12, Crossed Swords Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within Shuja Nawaz Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks The definitive, inside story and historical analysis of the Pakistan army examines the army in peace and war and takes you behind today’s A must read for students of Pakistan history.

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Key Events – Pakistan and Its Army 2. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Waqar Ahmed the new edition is available now. Author’s grip over the history and his comprehension is excellent and is conveyed to the reader in an explicit manner I recommend this book to all the people who follow history of Pakistan and its Politics.


Recommended to Amanullah by: Amazing in-depth analysis of Pakistan and its Army.

Recently, it has seen the emergence of heavily armed Jihadi groups, bent upon imposing their own view of Islamic Law on a Pakistani population that is shujaa moderate but silent. An impressive study of the Pakistan army and its history and all the ups and downs the country has seen so far.

It has also provoked much street unrest within Pakistan, a country facing a hostile larger neighbour, India, and wracked by internal wars and insurrections, pitting linguistic, ethnic, and religious groups against each other and the crosded. This also clearly explains the fear of abandonment Pak feels about the U.

Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within

A must read for those who want to understand the “democratic” system and the relationships of politicians with the powerful Pakistan Army. Jan 23, Khalid rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Rest is hush hush stuff which cannot be said.

There is a difference of perception on historical events or facts. The proximity of its vast and often hostile neighbour, India, and the difficulties in establishing a representative democracy in a country so divided by crosssd and ethnicity, meant that the Pakistan Army came to see itself as the bastion of national survival.

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