Exposure to Armed Conflict and Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Among Young Adults in Kashmir, India

Rayees Mohammad Bhat, B. Rangaiah
Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, Volume 24, 2015 - Issue 7, Taylor and Francis Online

In this study, the relationship between armed conflict and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms was explored in a sample of young adults from Northern Kashmir in India. The sample included 797 college students. Exposure to conflict was assessed by the Exposure to Kashmir Conflict Checklist, made up of 16 different types of conflict-related events. PTSD symptoms were assessed through the PCL–C, a 17-item self-rating questionnaire typically used as a screening instrument. Nearly half of the respondents (49.81%) were found to be in the diagnosable range for PTSD.

Ethnic Conflict in India: A Case-Study of Punjab

Gurharpal Singh
‎Palgrave Macmillan

The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry

T.V. Paul
Cambridge University Pres

The Warrior's Curse: What Decolonization Teaches Us About Democracy Promotion and Ethnic Conflict

Subhasish Ray
University of Rochester. Dept. of Political Science

This study examines the hazards of democracy promotion in multi-ethnic societies. I begin by developing a simple formal model, which isolates the main features of the strategic context of democracy promotion that can trigger ethnic conflict. The key intuition of the model is that democracy promotion creates a commitment problem between ethnic majorities and minority groups that are demographically over-represented in the coercive forces of the authoritarian regime that has been removed to install democracy.

Pakistan’s Colonial Legacy: FCR and Postcolonial Governance in the Pashtun Tribal Frontier

Farooq Yousaf
Taylor and Francis Online

Abstract: Postcolonialism, as a discipline and approach, offers an analytical lens through which to investigate problems in formerly colonized states of Africa and South Asia, along with a poststructuralist perspective on culture and discourse on politics of representation. Pakistan is one such former colony where postcolonial narratives and the persistence of colonial legacies such as the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR), on its periphery of Pashtun-dominated tribal areas of FATA, has contributed to growing instability in the region.

India and China: Conflict and Cooperation

David M. Malone
Rohan Mukherjee

Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits

Rahul Pandita
Random House India

Lost Addresses: A Memoir of India 1934-1955

Krishna Bose
Sumantra Bose
Niyogi Books

Government and Politics in South Asia

Robert C. Oberst
Yogendra K. Malik
Westview Press

India and Pakistan (Odds) (People at Odds)

Heather Lehr Wagner
Chelsea House Publications