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New Publications by SAI Faculty

Itty Abraham

Posted: August 9, 2010
South Asian Cultures of the Bomb: Atomic Publics and the State in India and Pakistan

South Asian Cultures of the Bomb: Atomic Publics and the State in India and Pakistan

Since their founding as independent nations, nuclear issues have been key elements of nationalism and the public sphere in both India and Pakistan. Yet the relationship between nuclear arms and civil society in the region is seldom taken into account in conventional security studies. These original and provocative essays examine the political and ideological components of national drives to possess and test nuclear weapons. Equal coverage for comparable issues in each country frames the volume as a genuine dialogue across this contested boundary.

Itty Abraham is Associate Professor of Government at The University of Texas, Austin. He is author of The Making of the Indian Atomic Bomb and editor (with Willem van Schendel) of Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders, and the Other Side of Globalization (IUP, 2006).
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