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Conflict Between India and Pakistan: An Encyclopedia. By Peter Lyon. Roots of Modern Conflict. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2008. 389p. alkaline $85 (ISBN 978-1-57607-712-2).
Covering the relations between India and Pakistan from independence in 1947 to the twenty-first century, this work objectively examines the bitter divisions between the two nations. Many tensions go back to 1947, when by partitioning the provinces of Punjab and Bengal and absorbing more than five hundred princely states, British India was succeeded by two independent countries, a primarily Hindu India and a Muslim Pakistan.
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