BOOK REVIEW: Balochistan in the Crosshairs of History: Commander Ranendra S Sawan

The story of Balochistan is steeped in depredation, treachery and pillage. This region has remained, for much of its existence, on the sidelines of history. Its ethnic population has been struggling for autonomy and equity for several decades in the face of regional and global neglect and, sadly for India, … Read More

Trying to Understand Baloch Anguish: Anurag Punetha

संध्या जैन की किताब ‘बलूचिस्तान – इन द क्रासहेयर ऑफ हिस्ट्री’ एक शानदार पुस्तक है। इसमें लेखिका ने बलूचियों के बलूचिस्तान में आगमन से उन्हें मिले छलावे और आज के तक संघर्ष तक को दर्शाया है। बलूचों के इतिहास और संघर्ष को अगर समझना हो, तो यह पुस्तक एक आधार … Read More

Balochistan: In The Crosshairs Of History: Rohit Srivastava

The geolocation of Afghanistan is unrivalled. It’s a nation which is at war with itself and everyone around. The country is yet to come to terms with challenges posed by its location and its ethnic composition. The only thing that brings the warring ethnic groups together is war against invading … Read More

Baloch Identity And Battles: Book Explains Balochistan’s Centrality In A Period Of Chinese Ascendance: R Jagannathan

This is a great book about a great people caught in the vortex of great power rivalries in a strategic piece of real estate that links south Asia to West Asia.   Jain has done us a great service by bringing the plight and fight of the Baloch to our notice. … Read More

Balochs Struggle under Oppressive Pakistan: Rohit Srivastava

In six chapters, Sandhya Jain has succeeded in meticulously covering economic exploitation, peoples’ struggle, human rights violations and geo-strategic value of Balochistan. The author gives readers a complete understanding of the Baloch nation and its misery * The Indian subcontinent is a unique geography which hosts the world’s oldest continuous … Read More

Balochistan: In the Crosshairs of History (Book Review): Adit Bhaduri (IANS)

The year began on a subdued note with the assassination of journalist and activist Karima Baloch, one of Balochistan’s few, fiery and brilliant women freedom fighters. Her dead body was found in a lake in Toronto, Canada. The death is strongly alleged to be that of the Pakistani deep state. … Read More

Book Review: Balochistan in the Crosshairs of History: Côme Carpentier de Gourdon

In a compact 322 page volume Sandhya Jain has encapsulated a vast amount of information on Balochistan. Organized into six large chapters the book covers every major aspect of the land’s ancient and modern history, political and cultural circumstances, natural resources, geographical features and economic situation. The bibliography is comprehensive … Read More


Balochistan has for long been in the crosshairs of history. In the 17th century, the British, largely for geographical, administrative and security reasons, divided the Baloch land  between the British Empire of India and the Persian Empire to the West, with a small number in the deserts of Afghanistan to … Read More