Book recommendations!

International Relations:
a. John Mearsheimer
Tragedy of Great Power Politics
Conventional Deterrence

b. Stephen Walt
Origins of Alliances
Revolution and War

c. Kenneth Waltz
Man, the State and War
Theory of IR
World History

a. Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
b. Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
c. Four volumes of European History by Eric Hobsbawm:
Age of Capital, Age of Revolutions, Age of Extremes, Age of Empire.

a. No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam by Raza Aslan
b. Lost History - The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists by Michael Hamilton Morgan
c. The Sealed Nectar by Saifur Rehman
d. After the Prophet by Lesley Hazilton
History of Subcontinent

a. South Asia: A historical narrative by Muhammad Yunus
b. Indus Saga by Aetzaz Ahsan
c. Discovery of India by Jawaharlal nehru
d. Early India by Romila Thapar
e. Modern South Asia by Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal

a. Ghost Wars by Steve Coll
b. Taliban by Ahmed Rashid
c. The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting small wars in the midst of a big one by Kilcullen
d. Hearts, Minds, and the Barrel of a Gun by Giustozzi
e. Koran Kalashnikov and Laptop by Antonio Giustozzi

a. The Kashmir Dispute by A.G.Noorani
b. Kashmir: A disputed legacy by Alaister Lamb
c. Kashmir: the case for freedom by Tariq Ali
d. Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer
e. The Book of Gold Leaves by Mirza Waheed
Intelligence and Espionage

a. The Secret World by Christopher Andrew
b. America's Secret War by George Friedman
c. Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
d. Directorate S: The CIA & Secret Wars Steve Coll
e. The Great Game series of 6 books by Peter Hopkirk.

a. The hundred year old man who jumped out of the window and disappeared
b. The Girl who saved the king of Sweden
c. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
d. The Twits by Roald Dahl
e. Patras kay mazaameen.
f. The Diary of Hendrik Groen
g. Anything by Jerome K Jerome
Palestine Conflict

a. Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag
b. Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe.
c. Fateful Triangle by Noam Chomsky.
d. Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom by Norman Finkelstein. e. Drinking Sea at Gaza by Amira Hass.

a. Diary of a young girl
Anne Frank
b. Losing my virginity by Richard Branson
c. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
d. Long walk to freedom, Nelson Mandela
e. I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
f. In the line of fire by Gen Musharraf
Pakistan affairs/history:

a. Pakistan a hard country by Anatol Lieven
b. Crossed Swords by Shuja Nawaz
c. The Duel: Pakistan on the Flight Path of American Power by Tariq Ali
d. End of the Great Game by Hasan Sadiq
e. Pakistan at the Crossroads by Christophe Jaffrelot
a. منطق الطیور
b. رسالہ قشیری
c. فوائد الفواد
d. کشف المحجوب
e. مثنوی مولوی

Political Satire
a. 1984
b. Animal Farm
c. Essays of Harishankar Parsai
d. Jean La Fontaine’s “Fables”
Military History

a. Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
b. The Second World War by Antony Beevor
c. History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
d. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 by Christopher R. Browning
e. The Campaigns of Napoleon by David G. Chandler
Indo-Pak Partition

a. From the Ashes of 1947: Reimagining Punjab - Pippa Virdee
b. Remembering Partition - Pandey
c. Divided Cities: Partition and its aftermath in Lahore and Amritsar - Ian Talbot
d. The long partition and the making of modern south asia - Wazira Zamindar
e. The spoils of partition - Bengal and India 1947-1967 - Joya Chatterjee
f. Freedom at Midnight - Lappierre
g. The Remnant of Partition by Aanchal Malhotra
h. The dream shattered by Ghulam Kibriya
I. Train to Pakistan
f. A Time of Madness by Salman Rashid

a. Gone with the Wind
b. P.S. I love you, Cecelia Ahern
c. Me before you, Jojo Moyez
d. The lover’s dictionary
e. Historical romances by Judith Mcnaught, Julia Quin and Lisa Kleypas.
f. Bet me by Jennifer Cruise and Some by Meg Cabot.

a. Great Ancestors by Farida Shaheed
b. The Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakariya
c. Second sex by simone de beauvoir
d. The feminine mystique by Betty Friedan
e. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
f. 50 concepts of Gender studies by Jane Pilcher
US foreign policy

a. The Oil Kings by Andrew Scott Cooper
b. American Foreign Policy by Bruce Jentleson
c. Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John Meansheimer
d. Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger
e. The Israel lobby and US Foreign policy by John J Mearsheimer

a. The Communist Manifesto
b. The Dilemmas of Lenin
c. The people's tragedy, Orlando Figes
d. Criticism and Ideology by Terry Eagleton
e. Das Kapital by Karl Marx
f. The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin
g. In Defense of Marxism by Leon Trotsky
h. Anarcho-Communism
Getting over a heart break

a. Reclaiming your heart, Yasmin Mogahed.
b. A little life, Hanya Yanagihara
c. Man’s Search for Meaning
d. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
e. PS. I Love You
f. If you could see me now by Cecelia Ahern
g. Ashes, Wine and Dust by Kinza Javaid
Urdu Literature

a. اداس نسلیں- عبداللہ حسین
b. ڈاکیا اور جولاہا- تارڑ
c. جھوٹے روپ کے درشن- راجہ انور کے خطوط
d. مجموعہ عصمت چغتائی
e. مجموعہ امرتا پریتم
f. رابندرناتھ ٹیگور کی کہانیاں
g. منٹو نامہ
Cyber Warfare!

1. The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace by A. Klimburg

2. The Cyber Threat and Globalization: Challenges to National and International Security

3. CyberSecurity and Cyberwar by PW Singer & A Friedman
RSS and Hindu Nationalism!

a. Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear by Dibyesh Anand
b. The RSS: A View to the Inside by D. Damle and Andersen
c. Know the RSS by Shamsul Islam
d. The Brotherhood in Saffron: The RSS and Hindu Revivalism by Walter K. Andersen
Persecution of Indian Muslims!

a. Indian Muslims since Independence by Omar Khalidi
b. Khaki and the Ethnic Violence by Omar Khalidi
c. Being the other: the Muslims in India by Saeed Naqvi
d. Muslims in Indian Cities Trajectories of Marginalisation by Laurent Gayer and Jaffrelot
Drone Warfare!

a. Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control by Medea Benjamin
b. The thistle
and the drone by Akbar Ahmed
c. Predator. by Matt Martin
d. Drone Warfare. by John Kaag & Sarah Kreps
e. A Theory of the Drone by Gregoire Chamayou
f. Kill Chain by Andrew Cockburn
Artificial Intelligence!

a. Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
b. Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach — Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig
c. Human Compatible — Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control — Stuart Russell
d. The Singularity is Near — Ray Kurzweil
Lebanese literature!

a.The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
b. Gardens of Light by Amin Maalouf
c. White Masks by Elias Khoury
d. The School of War by Alexandre Najjar
e. Layla Baalbakki published her autobiographical feminist novel Ana ahya (‘I live’) in 1968
Feminism in Pakistan!

a. Great Ancestors by Farida Shaheed
b. The Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakariya
c. Fifty Million Rising by Saadia Zahidi
d. Faith and Feminism by Afiya
e. Prison Narratives by Akhter Baloch
f. Veil by Rafia Zakaria
Gay Literature!

a. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
b. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
c. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green
Legal Thrillers

a. The General's Daughter
by Nelson DeMille
b. The Partner by John Grisham
c. The Client by John Grisham
d. The Reckoning by John Grisham
e. Confessions of an Innocent Man by David R. Dow
f. The Paris Diversion by Chris Pavone
g. Judgment by Joseph Finder
Post War/ Post Pandemic Recovery of Masses

1. The Plague by Albert Camus.
2. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
3. The End Is Always Near by Dan Carlin.
4. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain.
5. Shadows in Paradise by Erich Maria Remarque.
Black Literature

a. Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley
b. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
c. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
d. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
e. How to Be an Antiracis by Ibram X. Kendi
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