The Baloch National Struggle in Pakistan: Emergence and Dimensions

by Jan Muhammad Dashti



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/12/2020

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781698703978
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781698703954
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781698703961

About the Book

The Baloch National Struggle in Pakistan discusses the relevance of the principle of the right of self-determination in the context of rising trends towards ethnic nationalism in Afro-Asian countries. The book deals with the emerging conflict of the Baloch with Pakistan and Iran. It also discusses the geopolitical and geostrategic repercussions of any re-demarcations of the boundaries of Pakistan and Iran on the region and long-term policies of world powers. The book gives an insight into the political psychology and cultural traits of the Baloch struggle for safeguarding their historic personality, political sovereignty, and their national and cultural survival in Iran and Pakistan.

About the Author

Jan Muhammad Dashti served the government of Balochistan in various capacities as Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner in many districts and as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Secretary to the government for departments of Health, Education, and Mines and Minerals. Dashti has written many books on Balochi literature, Baloch history, culture, religious philosophy, its war and conflicts with Iran and Pakistan. Some of his books include: * Pa Shefaan Kohien Chotawaan Aibenth (2017/ 2019) * Dil pa Mehraan o Cham pama Aazaaraan Zaranth (2012/2019) * Dil Hawassani Suthkagien Thaaleh (2008/2012/2019) * Bathal Gwashthen o Gaalband (2012/2017), * Wash Ethanth Ahdi Dour Balochaani (2017) (2-vol) * Labz Balad (2015/2017) (Balochi Dictionary) * Baadeshah Hudawand Wath Ath (2015) * Baloch Cultural Heritage (2000). Dashti survived an ambush in Quetta in February 2009 with fatal injuries. No inquiry was initiated and no clue of assailants revealed. The evidence indicates the patronized killing of Baloch intellectuals and writers.