EDITORS: Dipankar Banerjee D. Suba Chandran
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About the Book
Fifteen years of violence and turbulence in Jammu & Kashmir have extolled a very heavy price from the state. Not only did it lead to the death of about forty thousand people, including terrorist, civilians and soldiers, it also set back the province severely in most fields. Has it turned the corner at last? Like many times before its long and ancient history, the only region in the sub continent where this can be traced back continuously for over two millennia, there have indeed been many ups and downs. Glorious achievements have given way to despair and agony accompanied by deepest suffering. We believe that the worst is now indeed behind us. The future opens up all the possibilities of a glorious new beginning.
The book was outcome of a meeting of an eminent group of people from the state and outside in Jammu in April 2005. It was a partnership between practitioners and terrorists, trying to pool their ideas and thoughts together for a common cause. The Book presents a brief glimpse into some of the thoughts and ideas and some factual inputs into the present state of affairs in the province.
About the Editors
Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. Has followed an academic and research career and headed important research institutions in India and in the region. He was the UN Consultant on the Conventional Arms Register in 2000 and from 2000-2003 was the member of the International Advisory Committee of the ICRC.
D. Suba Chandran:
Assistant Director at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi. He works on Kashmir, Pakistan, Indo-Pak relation and Suicide Terrorism.