Hiranmay Karlekar unveils book on Afghan war

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 22:13 hrs

Kolkata, Dec 10 (IBNS) Veteran journalist Hiranmay Karlekar Monday released his book 'Endgame in Afghanistan,' based on Afghan war and its consequences at the Oxford Bookstore, here.

Present on the occasion were Editor of The Telegraph, Rudrangshu Mukherjee; Professor of History at Calcutta University Hari Vasudevan; former Professor Kellogg College, Oxford University Premen Addy and Editor of Dainik Statesman, Manash Ghosh.

´Endgame in Afghanistan,´ tells that it is not merely a war for the future of Afghanistan.The book portrays an intensifying conflict between the regressive world view of the Taliban and Al Queda and modernity.

The book focuses on the consequences of an American exit from Afghanistan under circumstances signifying a defeat.

It explores the possibility of the United States arriving at a peace settlement with the Taliban as well as that of Americans winning the Afghan war.

(Reporting by Pragya Mukherjee)

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