Farzana Shaikh is an Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London and the author of 'Community and Consensus in Islam: Muslim Representation in Colonial India, 1860-1947'. A well known commentator on Pakistan, she has lectured and written widely on the country in the course of an academic career that has included positions in the UK, the US and Europe.
'Erudite and persuasive . . . this is a book that should be
'Brilliant.' * Peter Preston, The Guardian *
'A work of genuine scholarship on one of the most complicated countries on earth. If you have ever wondered why Pakistan's problems are so deep, then Farzana Shaikh has the answers.' * Owen Bennett Jones, BBC World Service *
'Intellectually acute, impressively researched,and strongly argued.' * Anatol Lieven,The American Prospect *