Malik, I.H (1991) US-South Asian relations, 1940-47: American attitudes toward the Pakistan movement. Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780333538159

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Based on archival material in the United States, United Kingdom and Pakistan, the book addresses itself to the very foundations of patterns in relations which were to permeate post-1947 United States-Pakistan bilateralism. The independence of the South Asian sub-continent and the emergence of the United States as the global power coincided in the late 1940s. The traditional American geo-political isolation extended over numerous decades - with some brief interludes - was now replaced with an ever-increasing involvement in world affairs. During this very decisive decade, the Indian Muslims has already chalked out a political creed under the leadership of Mohammed Ali Jinnah (1876-1948). The All-India Muslim League (ALM) had matured into the Pakistan Movement as the second largest mass-based organization after the Indian National Congress (INC) which to many contemporary Muslims, was a predominantly Hindu party within the British India. Due to the American entry into World War II, the sub-continent assumed a more geo-strategic vitality for the Allies, whereas with the declaration of the Atlantic Charter, South Asian nationalists in their ordeal looked toward the United States Government with a multiplied eagerness expecting a more assertive stance on their behalf vis-a-vis the British Government.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Pakistan, US, foreign relations, 1940s, public opinion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
E History America > E151 United States (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:07
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 12:07
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