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Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz stan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran Hardcover – Jun 11 2009

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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Overlook Books (June 11 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781590202210
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590202210
  • ASIN: 159020221X
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,737,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"For those who still get their "-stans" mixed up, Hiro's book provides a detailed and nuanced overview of the region of central Asia. He explains the ethnic tensions, religious intolerance and struggle for political identity in the lands caught between two behemoths the splintered Soviet empire and the rising Chinese one."
-Financial Times, Best Books of 2009

"Readers acquainted with Mr.Hiro's prolific writing about Asia and the Islamic world will be unsurprised to learn that Inside Central Asia is a conscientious guide to the region, full of dependable history-telling and analysis."
-The Economist

"Hiro's account provides a fast-moving and well-sourced genealogy of the Central Asian republics' political and economic trajectories, focusing on the post-Stalinist period up to the present day. It is unlikely that more comprehensive analysis of this period in Central Asia has been written, and it serves as a valuable update to Hiro¦s earlier Between Marx and Muhammad: the Changing Face of Central Asia."
-Issac Scarborough, n+1

About the Author

Dilip Hiro is a British Pakistani author, journalist, and commentator who specializes on the politics of South Asia and Middle East.

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