Nehru’s legacy in Kashmir: Why a plebiscite never happened

@article{Shankar2016NehrusLI,
  title={Nehru’s legacy in Kashmir: Why a plebiscite never happened},
  author={M. Shankar},
  journal={India Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={1 - 21}
}
  • M. Shankar
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • India Review
ABSTRACT As the dispute over Kashmir broke out in 1947, a plebiscite of the people of the state offered a mutually acceptable and ostensibly fair path out of the imbroglio. Critics have often laid the blame on Nehru, and the territory’s salience to India, for why a plebiscite was never held. Based on primary documentation, this article makes the case that it was not a lack of commitment to the formula, but rather Nehru’s deeply held strategic and reputational fears that motivated, first, the… Expand

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