War and Secession (Paperback)

Pakistan, India, and the Creation of Bangladesh

By Richard Sisson, Leo E. Rose

University of California Press, 9780520076655, 350pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 1991

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Description

A decade after the 1971 wars in South Asia, the principal decisionmakers were still uncertain why wars so clearly unwanted had occurred. The authors reconstruct the complex decisionmaking process attending the break-up of Pakistan and the subsequent war between India and Pakistan. Much of their data derive from interviews conducted with principal players in each of the countries immediately involved-Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh-including Indira Gandhi and leaders of the Awami League in Bangladesh.


About the Author

Richard Sisson is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Leo Rose is Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.