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Pakistan: At the Helm

Pakistan: At the Helm

by Tilak Devasher

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Overview

Fascinating vignettes about the men and woman who ruled Pakistan

What did Muhammad Ali Jinnah say when he received a royal salute from the last British regiment about to leave Pakistan?

Did Ayub Khan consider turning Pakistan into a monarchy?

Why was Yahya Khan so confident that the 1970 elections would return a hung parliament?

What did Zulfikar Ali Bhutto say when the Pakistan Army launched a brutal crackdown in March 1971?

How did Zia-ul-Haq get Bhutto to appoint him the army chief?

In 2007, did Benazir Bhutto misread the extent of American support for her return to Pakistan?

Had Pervez Musharraf and Nawaz Sharif agreed to a pull-out from Kargil even before the latter went to meet President Clinton in July 1999?

Backed by meticulous research, the second book from Tilak Devasher, author of Pakistan: Courting the Abyss, provides enthralling insights into the lives and times of the leaders of Pakistan over the seven decades of the nation's existence. Anecdotal and engrossing, Pakistan: At the Helm presents a human side to the country's political history for anyone who is curious about the inner workings of its corridors of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789352779345
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 538 KB

About the Author

Tilak Devasher has taken to writing after he retired from the cabinet secretariat, Government of India, as special secretary in 2014. He is the author of two widely acclaimed books on Pakistan--Pakistan: Courting the Abyss (2016) and Pakistan: At the Helm (2018). During his professional career with the cabinet secretariat, he specialized in security issues pertaining to India's neighbourhood. Post retirement, he has continued to take a keen interest in India's neighbourhood, with special focus on Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has written articles for various national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on TV shows on leading news channels like India Today, Times Now, CNN News18 and Rajya Sabha TV. Devasher did his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer, and studied history at St Stephen's College, Delhi, at the undergraduate level and at the University of Delhi at the postgraduate level.He is currently a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) and a consultant with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF).

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