Forgotten Kashmir: The Other Side of the Line of Control

Muneeb Yousuf is a PhD Candidate at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
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  • March 2022
    Book Review

    The political dispute over the territory of Kashmir is an intricate problem confronting the modern South Asian leadership. The intricacies of the conflict have led to voluminous writings on the region and evident from them is a greater focus on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) as compared to the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The ‘escape’ of Pakistan–occupied Kashmir from the scholarly radar has begun to change only recently. For instance, Nosheen Ali’s book Delusional States: Feeling Rule and Development in Pakistan’s Northern Frontier focuses on political predicament in Gilgit-Baltistan,1 and more recently, Javid Hayat’s Azad Jammu and Kashmir: Polity, Politics, and Power-Sharing examines the absence of permanent institutional governance structures in PoK.