Episode 15 - J&K amidst the Great Game


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The Great Game. These 3 words has been etched in our memory as a political and diplomatic confrontation or battle that existed for most of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century between the British Empire and the Russian Empire over Afghanistan and neighboring territories in Central and South Asia, and having direct consequences in Persia, British India, and Tibet.

However, there is another aspect to this whole game which unfortunately many of us has forgotten. As said above, the game had a direct consequences for Indian Sub-continent and the place which was most affected by the same was the erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir.

To discuss the same and throw a very important light on this subject, we again have with us Shri. Rohit Pathaniaji. Sir has passionately spoken about:

(1) How J&K got entangled in this whole mess between the 3 power blocs of that time i.e. British Empire and the Tsarist Russian Empire first and then the United States of America and Soviet Union later.

(2) Why British Empire was so belligerent of the Tsarist Russia?

(3) British & CIA's plan to create a buffer state between India & Afghanistan?

(4) The Great Game post 1947

(5) Current Scenario & how we are witnessing a Great Game 4.0 in J&K, Afghanistan, Pakistan where USA, China, India and Russia are playing their cards again.

Also, as suggested by Rohitji, we are posting the links below of 3 suggested readings to understand this Game for you to purchase and update yourself.

The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India's Partition - By Narendra Sarila - https://www.amazon.in/Shadow-Great-Game-Untold-Partition/dp/8172238746/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2IQKS9Y05E22Q&keywords=the+shadow+of+the+great+game+by+narendra+singh+sarila&qid=1662398693&sprefix=in+the+shadow+of+the+great+game%2Caps%2C200&sr=8-1

Danger in Kashmir - by Josef Korbel - https://www.amazon.in/Danger-kashmir-josef-korbel/dp/8183394183/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?crid=1A58C92HIA2VI&keywords=danger+in+kashmir+by+joseph+korbel&qid=1662398668&sprefix=danger+in+kashmir+%2Caps%2C197&sr=8-1-fkmr0

The Ultimate Goal: A Former R&AW Chief Deconstructs How Nations Construct Narratives - By Vikram Sood (Former R&AW Chief) - https://www.amazon.in/Ultimate-Goal-Deconstructs-Construct-Narratives/dp/9353579511/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ETG93V24DP1N&keywords=ultimate+goal+by+vikram+sood+in+hindi&qid=1662398645&sprefix=ultimate+goal%2Caps%2C419&sr=8-1

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