Pakistan’s POST Independence History: 1971 War, From Jinnah To Zia & More, Tilak Devasher

On a recent episode of The Ranveer Show, I had the distinct privilege of engaging in a profound conversation with Mr. Tilak Devasher. An author par excellence, a retired Special Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India, and a current member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), Mr. Devasher’s credentials are truly commendable. His association as a consultant with the Vivekanand International Foundation further underscores his expertise in geopolitical matters. Our discussion, centered around his trilogy on Pakistan, was a deep dive into the intricate dynamics of our neighboring nation.

A Scholar’s Perspective on Pakistan

Mr. Devasher’s trilogy on Pakistan is a testament to his in-depth research and understanding of the region. His first book, ‘Pakistan: Courting the Abyss’ (December 2016), offers a comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by Pakistan, both internally and externally. During our conversation, Mr. Devasher elucidated the factors that have pushed Pakistan to the brink, providing a nuanced perspective on its socio-political landscape.

Leadership Dynamics Explored

His second book, ‘Pakistan: At the Helm’ (July 2018), delves into the leadership dynamics of Pakistan. Mr. Devasher shared anecdotes and insights about the various leaders who have shaped Pakistan’s destiny, from its inception to the present day. His balanced and objective viewpoint provided a fresh perspective on the leaders, their policies, and the challenges they encountered.

The Balochistan Puzzle

Our discussion took a deeper turn when we touched upon the subject of his third book, ‘Pakistan: The Balochistan Conundrum’ (July 2019). Balochistan, a region rife with complexities, has been a focal point of contention for Pakistan. Mr. Devasher, with his meticulous research, shed light on the historical, cultural, and political intricacies of Balochistan, offering a comprehensive understanding of its significance in the larger South Asian context.

In Reflection

Engaging with Mr. Tilak Devasher was akin to attending a masterclass on South Asian geopolitics. His depth of knowledge, combined with his ability to articulate complex issues with clarity, made our conversation both enlightening and memorable. I am deeply honored to have had the opportunity to host such a distinguished guest on The Ranveer Show.

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