The Bhutto Dynasty

The Bhutto Dynasty

A major new investigation into the Bhutto family, examining their influence in Pakistan from the colonial era to the present day "Fluently written, impeccably researched and never short of extraordinary insights, this is a landmark ...

Author: Owen Bennett-Jones

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300246674

Category: History

Page: 320

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A major new investigation into the Bhutto family, examining their influence in Pakistan from the colonial era to the present day "Fluently written, impeccably researched and never short of extraordinary insights, this is a landmark publication."--Farzana Shaikh, Literary Review The Bhutto family has long been one of the most ambitious and powerful in Pakistan. But politics has cost the Bhuttos dear. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, widely regarded as the most talented politician in the country's history, was removed from power in 1977 and executed two years later, at the age of 51. Of his four children, three met unnatural deaths: Shahnawaz was poisoned in 1985 at the age of 27; Murtaza was shot by the police outside his home in 1996, aged 42; and Benazir Bhutto, who led the Pakistan Peoples Party and became Prime Minister twice, was killed by a suicide bomber in Rawalpindi in 2007, aged 54. Drawing on original research and unpublished documents gathered over twenty years, Owen Bennett-Jones explores the turbulent existence of this extraordinary family, including their volatile relationship with British colonialists, the Pakistani armed forces, and the United States.
Categories: History

Songs of Blood and Sword

Songs of Blood and Sword

Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of rich feudal landlords - the proud descendents of a warrior caste - who became powerbrokers in the newly created state of Pakistan.

Author: Fatima Bhutto

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409090823

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Discover this lyrical, sweeping and powerful book on the Bhutto family, an extraordinary, Kennedy-esque dynasty that is central to the story of modern Pakistan. In September 1996, a fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father Murtaza was murdered, along with six of his associates. In December 2007, Benazir Bhutto, Fatima's aunt, and the woman she had publically accused of ordering her father's murder, was assassinated in Rawalpindi. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best known political dynasties. Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of rich feudal landlords - the proud descendents of a warrior caste - who became powerbrokers in the newly created state of Pakistan. The history of this extraordinary family mirrors the tumultuous events of Pakistan itself, and the quest to find the truth behind her father's murder has led Fatima to the heart of her country's volatile political establishment. It is the history of a nation from Partition through the struggle with India over Kashmir, the Cold War, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan up to the post 9/11 'War on Terror'. It is also a book about a daughter's love for her father and her search to uncover, and to understand, the truth of his life and death. It is a book about a family and nation riven by murder, corruption, conspiracy and division, written by one who has lived it, in the heart of the storm. Songs of Blood and Sword is a book of international significance by a young woman who has already established herself as a brave and passionate campaigner.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia

Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia

Her political party and, moreover, her dynastic successor, her son Bilalawal Bhutto Zardari, used the newly generated or somewhat 'restored' moral capital of shaheeda Benazir Bhutto in the parliamentary elections in February 2008 with a ...

Author: Claudia Derichs

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643903204

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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This book is the first comprehensive academic effort to examine the phenomenon of top female political leaders in Asia. It portrays prime ministers, presidents, and opposition leaders, but it is not a conventional biographical volume. Rather, it analyzes female politicians by means of case studies that are based on a common theoretical framework. The case studies were conducted over three years of field research, which included interviews with the female leaders themselves and members of their inner circle. Each chapter explores the similarities, but also points to the distinctiveness of each female leader, arising from political and social systems, cultural and religious conditions, and economic parameters. (Series: Political Science Perspectives / Politikwissenschaftliche Perspektiven - Vol. 16)
Categories: Political Science

In Search of Lost Glory

In Search of Lost Glory

This book narrates the story of the Bhutto dynasty, the Muhajir factor, nationalist ideologues, factional feuds amongst landed elites, and the role of violence as a maker and shaper of Sindhi nationalism.

Author: Asma Faiz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197567134

Category: History

Page: 288

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Sindhi nationalism is one of the oldest yet least studied cases of identity politics in Pakistan. Ethnic discontent appeared in Sindh in opposition to the rule of the Bombay presidency; to the onslaught of Punjabi settlers in the wake of canal irrigation; and, most decisively, to the arrival of millions of Muhajirs (Urdu-speaking migrants) after Partition. Under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari, the Pakistan People's Party has upheld the Sindhi nationalist cause, even while playing the game of federalist politics. On the other side for half a century have been hardcore Sindhi nationalist groups, led by Marxists, provincial autonomists, landlord pirs and liberal intelligentsia in pursuit of ethnic outbidding. This book narrates the story of the Bhutto dynasty, the Muhajir factor, nationalist ideologues, factional feuds amongst landed elites, and the role of violence as a maker and shaper of Sindhi nationalism. Moreover, it examines the role of the PPP as an ethnic entrepreneur through an analysis of its politics within the electoral arena and beyond. Bringing together extensive fieldwork and comparative studies of ethno-nationalism, both within and outside Pakistan, Asma Faiz uncovers the fascinating world of Sindhi nationalism.
Categories: History

The Difficult Politics of Peace

The Difficult Politics of Peace

The FSF could never protect Bhutto directly against the better trained and much larger military; instead, it furthered his political survival in ... 77 Wolpert, Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan, 273; Bennett Jones, The Bhutto Dynasty, 120.

Author: Christopher Clary

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197638439

Category: Political Science

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A sweeping and theoretically original analysis of the India-Pakistan rivalry from 1947 to the present. Since their mutual independence in 1947, India and Pakistan have been engaged in a fierce rivalry. Even today, both rivals continue to devote enormous resources to their military competition even as they face other pressing challenges at home and abroad. Why and when do rival states pursue conflict or cooperation? In The Difficult Politics of Peace, Christopher Clary provides a systematic examination of war-making and peace-building in the India-Pakistan rivalry from 1947 to the present. Drawing upon new evidence from recently declassified documents and policymaker interviews, the book traces India and Pakistan's complex history to explain patterns in their enduring rivalry and argues that domestic politics have often overshadowed strategic interests. It shows that Pakistan's dangerous civil-military relationship and India's fractious coalition politics have frequently stymied leaders that attempted to build a more durable peace between the South Asian rivals. In so doing, Clary offers a revised understanding of the causes of war and peace that brings difficult and sometimes dangerous domestic politics to the forefront.
Categories: Political Science

Pilgrimage and Political Economy

Pilgrimage and Political Economy

Sehwan has been the epicentre of this dynasty's 'political spirituality' for many generations (Verkaaik 2004: 38). ... Through their dynastic links with Sufi holy places, the Bhutto family and regional elites, both religious and secular ...

Author: Simon Coleman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785339431

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Pilgrimage has always had a tendency to follow—and sometimes create—trade routes. This volume explores how wider factors behind transnational and global mobility have impacted on pilgrimage activity across the world, and examines the ways in which pilgrimage relates to migration, diaspora, and political cooperation or conflict across nation-states. Furthermore, it brings together case studies that explore forms of mobility where pilgrimage is juxtaposed, complements, or is in intimate association with other forms of movement.
Categories: Social Science

Kim Il Sung and Korea s Struggle

Kim Il Sung and Korea s Struggle

No one has called India's political period a " Nehru dynasty " or the Bhutto family's dominance in Pakistan a " Bhutto dynasty " ; nor has either coincidence been called an example of hereditary succession as was the situation in ...

Author: Won Tai Sohn, M.D.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786415894

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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In 1910, Japan took control over Korea by military and political force. Then, in 1945, Korea was arbitrarily divided by the Soviet Union and the United States into North and South Korea. The Soviets impeded all United Nations efforts to hold elections and reunite the country under one government. Korea has been struggling for independence and reunification ever since. In this memoir, Won Tai Sohn recollects the unusually harsh Japanese treatment of Korean people in Korea, Manchuria, China and Japan, and remembers his close relationship with North Korean president Kim Il Sung from their boyhood to President Kim's sudden death in 1994. According to Dr. Sohn, President Kim devoted his entire life to the liberation of Korea, starting with fighting against the Japanese stationed in North Korea and China. He became the first premier of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea when it was established in 1948, and led his nation in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. In 1993, President Kim's nuclear program and defense policy became a great concern for the United States when intelligence analysis estimated that North Korea was less than two years away from being able to strike South Korea and Japan with nuclear missiles. President Kim died two months after talks with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about ending North Korea's nuclear program.
Categories: Social Science

Political Kinship in Pakistan

Political Kinship in Pakistan

The children of Z.A. Bhutto have found themselves the victims of violence as well. His eldest son was assassinated in mysterious ... That attribution was hastily introduced to secure his legitimacy as the heir to the Bhutto Dynasty.

Author: Stephen M. Lyon

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498582186

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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In Political Kinship in Pakistan, Stephen M. Lyon illustrates how contemporary politics in Pakistan are built on complex kinship networks created through marriage and descent relations. Lyon points to kinship as a critical mechanism for understanding both Pakistan’s continued inability to develop strong and stable governments, and its incredible durability in the face of pressures that have led to the collapse and failure of other states around the world.
Categories: Social Science

How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States

How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States

They fear that without the family to hold adherents together the party would fragment. Both the Bhuttos and the Sharifs are grooming the next generation of dynastic leaders. Benazir Bhutto's and Asif Zardari's son Bilawal, now a student ...

Author: Howard B. Schaffer

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781601270757

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

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How Pakistan Negotiates with the United States analyzes the themes, techniques, and styles that have characterized Pakistani negotiations with American civilian and military officials since Pakistan's independence.
Categories: Political Science

The Unforgettable Queens of Islam

The Unforgettable Queens of Islam

5 Benazir Bhutto: A Queen “Without Parallel” Such were the paths that Sassi pursued paths that would have cost heroes ... Situating Benazir: The Bhutto Dynasty The history of the feudal family into which Benazir was born is a long and ...

Author: Shahla Haeri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107123038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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A cross-cultural and ethno-historical perspective exploring the lives and legacies of several Muslim women rulers from medieval to modern times.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography