The Myth of Independence – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1969) (1st ed)


The Myth of Independence – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1969) (1st ed)


Written by Bhutto before he became Prime Minister, containing his argument on why Pakistan needed to become a nuclear power. 

Title: The Myth of Independence

Author: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1969. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. 188pp., app 9″x6″.

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About the book (from Goodreads):

Shortly after the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965, former foreign minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto wrote a sweeping treatise on Pakistani foreign policy and the country’s precarious position in the region. Advocating a tougher stance against India, stronger relations with the People’s Republic of China, and a reassessment of Pakistan’s interests aligning themselves with the United States’ during the Cold War, Bhutto writes with a coherent grasp of both world affairs and regional power plays. Written before assuming the office of premier himself, it is a primer on Pakistan’s place in the world by one of its most controversial statesmen.

About Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (from Wikipedia):

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (5 January 1928 – 4 April 1979) was a Pakistani barrister and politician who served as the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that was the fourth President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. His government drafted the Constitution of Pakistan in 1973, which is the current constitution of the country. He was also the founder of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979. His execution is widely considered as a judicial murder ordered by then dictator Zia-ul-Haq.