Book Launch: Confronting the Bomb: Pakistani and Indian Scientists Speak Out


Thu, 31/01/2013 - 17:00
Fellow’s Dining Room, St Antony's College

Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy (Editor)

A collection of essays, Confronting the Bomb: Pakistani and Indian Scientists Speak Out, edited by Pervez Hoodbhoy focuses on the ramifications — political, historical, and moral — of the nuclear bomb in India and Pakistan. Essays by dissident Indians and Pakistani scientists outline how, while the rest of the world has recognised both the futility and fatality of the nuclear arms race, the politicians, generals, and oligarchs of India and Pakistan have yet to realise that amassing bombs in the region can only lead to disaster, not military triumph. Hoodbhoy recognises the controversial nature of such a project, as he warns his readers in the introduction that “this will not be a popular book,” but it is an absolutely necessary one.

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Event organised by Oxford University Pakistan Society

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