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US-South Asian relations, 1940-47: American attitudes toward the Pakistan movement

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

Abstract

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
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/3132
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