Shuja Nawaz is the author of Crossed Swords ( avg rating, ratings, 23 reviews, published ), Journeys ( avg rating, 8 ratings, 0 reviews. Crossed Swords. Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within. Shuja Nawaz. Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks. The definitive, inside story and historical. Crossed Swords: Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within is a book by Shuja Nawaz. It is a detailed study of the military’s involvement in the evolution of .

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Recently, it has seen the emergence of heavily armed Jihadi groups, bent upon imposing their own view of Islamic Law on a Pakistani population that is largely moderate but silent. Pakistan and its army are inseparable entities. The Journal of Military History.

This is a thorough and stimulating book, and highly recommended. There is a difference of perception on historical events or facts.

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Many fear that an undemocratic Pakistan fighting its many internal wars may become a ‘failed state’, with dire consequences for the volatile and strategic region of the world in which it resides. Overall, a detailed account and great overv Provided great insight into the pivotal role the Pak Army has on its national system of government.

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Provided great insight into the pivotal role the Pak Army has on its national system of government. Jan 23, Malik Qaisar Iqbal added it. His book was part of my research when I was sketching out ideas and thoughts for shujq debut novel, and I can honestly say that many of the things he wrote were echoed in interviews with Army personnel.

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An impressive study swoeds the Pakistan army and its history and all the ups and downs the country has seen so far. However, as someone closely related to the army, through his wife and his brother, he was granted unprecedented access to the archives of the Pakistan Army at Rawalpindi, and to the army’s personnel. One thing I can say about Shuja Nawaz is that he doesn’t pull any punches in his analysis of the relationships between the Pakistan Army, bureaucracy and politicians.

Oxford Swirds Press, For most of its life as an independent state, Pakistan has been under direct or indirect army rule, while pursuing an elusive quest for nationhood.

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A must read for those who want to understand the “democratic” system and the relationships of politicians with the powerful Pakistan A One thing I can say about Shuja Nawaz is that he doesn’t pull any punches in his analysis of the relationships between the Pakistan Army, bureaucracy and politicians.

Preview — Crossed Swords by Shuja Nawaz. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan army in the country’s polity as well as its turbulent relationship with crlssed United Shuha. Recommended to Amanullah by: Oct 19, Mehtab Mumtaz rated it really liked it.

Excellent book on history vrossed Army as well as history shhja Pakistan. The book is very well researched and written, however it needs to be read in conjunction with some others to reveal similarities and inconsistencies in military and political thought in Pakistan political landscape. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the General Headquarters of the Pakistan army, as well as interviews with key military and political figures in Pakistan crowsed the United States, he sheds light not only on the Pakistan army and its US connections but also on Pakistan as a key Muslim country in one of the world’s toughest neighbourhoods.

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Feb 24, Haani rated it it was amazing Shelves: Author’s grip over the history and his comprehension is excellent and is conveyed to the reader in an explicit manner I recommend this book to all the people who follow history of Pakistan and its Politics. In doing so, he lays bare key facts about Pakistan’s numerous wars with India and its many rounds of political musical chairs, as well as the Kargil conflict of Shuja Nawaz has therefore filled a serious gap in the scholarship, and his comprehensive survey is the result of some thirty years of research.

Wars and Consequences Enter the British It is important to read books such as this to understand not how the army retains power, but to piece together a national psyche that guides Pakistan’s nation building.

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It clarifies the involvement naaaz army in our Political and civil life. Yasir rated it really liked it Apr 12, A detailed history of Pakistan, its politics, wars with India by Shuja Nawaz.