Armin Rosencranz                                               Winter 2003
Office: 725-9704                                                 Office Hrs: M - Th 10-12
Home: 323-7258                                                Room 102G (inner quad)
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                                             HISTORY 285 A
                            Kashmir: History, Politics and Security
                                         Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm

Course Description:

This course will introduce students to the history and complex politics
and society of the mountain state of Kashmir. In large measure because of
its cultural and religious antecedents, Kashmir has been a political
flashpoint, fraught with religious, communal, and international strife
since 1947 when Pakistan and India were divided.  Recently, there has been
evidence that some Islamic militants are using Kashmir as a training
ground. This course will focus on Kashmir's cultural, social and political
situation, and examine possible resolutions of the current conflict.