Tears of Sindhu
Sindhi National Struggle in the Historical Context
About the Book
Sindhis are among the few people who retained their national identity for five thousand years. Their journey from ancient times to present era is tortuous with episodes of glory and power, alternating with periods of occupation and subjugation. Sindh was the last Indian states which were occupied by the British in the background of increasing fear of a Russian advance on India. In 1947, the United Kingdom of Great Britain decided to withdraw from India but in order to safeguard it’s vital economic, political and strategic interests in the region, created a client state of Pakistan. Islam was used as a tool in the division of India. Sindhis like many other nations were merged into the religious state of Pakistan. Since the merger, it is a tale of humiliations, insults and all kind of exploitative and subjugating mechanization which they are facing. Upholding the historic traditions of resisting alien rule, Sindhis have been struggling in various ways for regaining their sovereignty. The book is a historical narrative of Sindhi struggle for the achievement of a dignified and honourable existence.
About the Author
Dr Naseer Dashti is a London based writer on south-central Asian affairs. His books included; The Baloch Conflict with Iran and Pakistan: aspects of a national liberation struggle (2017), The Baloch and Balochistan: a historical account from the beginning to the fall of the Baloch State (2012), The Voice of Reason (2008) and In a Baloch Perspective (2008). He has contributed numerous articles on current affairs related to South Central Asia in general and on Balochistan and Sindh in particular.