The 1971 Indo-Pakistan War Special Journal Issue 15 September 2010

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Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies

"The 1971 Indo-Pakistan War: Causes, Costs, and Consequences"
call for submissions for a special issue of
Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 2 (3) 2010
Publication Date: December 2010
Submission deadline: September 15, 2010

The events that occurred in Pakistan in 1971 go by many names: the Indo-Pakistan War, the Liberation War of Bangladesh, and the Pakistani Civil War, to list a few. Along with this proliferation of signifiers, Bangladeshi perspectives on the conflict that resulted in that country's independence are a commonplace in scholarly arenas. Pakistani views on that year, however, have received curiously little critical and scholarly attention.

The purpose of this special issue of Pakistaniaat is to bring together the emerging work on the topic by scholars across fields in the humanities and social sciences. As our title suggests, we are interested in interdisciplinary or single disciplinary takes on the causes leading up to the subcontinent's second partition. Within the Pakistani context, what costs did this war exact? How/is the country still paying the price for the attitudes and actions that lead to the disintegration of a united Pakistan? What has been the fall-out of the war for the relations between Pakistan and India? Between Pakistan and Bangladesh? Pakistan and the US? Further, how have these consequences manifested themselves within Pakistan?

Using the online submission system of Pakistaniaat, please submit your scholarly articles (4000-9000 words) to the special section created for this issue.

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The Special Issue Editor: Cara Cilano,
Journal Editor: Masood Raja,