CONTENTS:- 1. The beautiful land and the beautiful people. 2. A brief ramble through Kashmir history: Islamisation of Kashmir. 3. Accession of Jammu & Kashmir to India. 4. Consequences of Indo-Pak wars on Kashmir. 5. Pakistan's successful clandestine aggression. 6. Dramatis personae of Kashmir tragedy. 7. India's complacency: neglect to rhetoric of war. 8. Transition from ballot to bullet. 9. The insurrection. 10. Al Jehad-the holy war. 11. Violation of human rights. 12. Kashmir and the United States of America. 13. Growth of thermonuclearism. 14. Kashmir - the nuclear flashpoint.
The book gives a graphic account of the fundamentalising of Kashmiri polity in the last 50 years. It traces the genesis of subversion and growth of thermo nuclearism in the subcontinent financed and abetted by Pakistan in the beautiful valley whose charms are deliniated by a powerful verbal brush.
Pakistan holds that there can be no peace between India and Pakistan unless the Kashmir "dispute" is solved. The writer holds that for all purposes, Pakistan and India are nuclear powers. The book sets out in detail the circumstances under which Kashmir will prove the nuclear flash point for the Indian subcontinent. The question what circumstances would lead to nuclearisation of the Indo-Pakistan stand-off is examined in the book with judicial precision. Pakistan's test firing Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) Ghouri on 6th April, 1998, lends a sinister dimension to the diabolic nuclear race. The book puts forth lucidly how the missile race is going to jeopardise peace to the determint of poverty alleviation programmes in the subcontinent, suffering at the hands of chauvinistic elements. The existing state of no-peace no-war between India and Pakistan must be transformed into one of trust and friendship, if the disaster in the sub-continent staring menacingly is to be averted.