Musharraf  : The Years in Power

Musharraf : The Years in Power

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Author: Murtaza Razvi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 243
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172238155


Musharraf: The Years in Power charts the rise and fall of General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s most controversial leader since Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Musharraf’s life in the hot seat of Pakistan’s politics is a rollercoaster tale of a soldier-turned-politician, a commando, a self-styled statesman, a sophisticated globetrotter, the resolute face of the US-led global war on terror, and the feared, revered and finally disowned president of an Islamic republic, who is smitten with an ‘enlightened moderation’ that succumbs, in the end, to the many contradictions within the man himself.

This no-holds-barred political biography by an astute political commentator and journalist provides perspective on the man whose politics have changed the face of the Indian subcontinent.


Brash, open, calculating and self-serving, Gen. Pervez Musharraf was probably the twenty-first century’s first dictator. Murtaza Razvi gives us a fascinating first cut of his history. He provides a balanced picture of the general’s achievements, contradictions and vulnerabilities.’
—Manoj Joshi, author, Lost Rebellion: Kashmir in the 1990s



1. The Enigma
2. The Accidental Dictator
3. The Game Plan
4. Two Long Years in the Wilderness
5. Do or Die
6. Boxing India (and Democracy)
7. Enlightened Moderation
8. Battleground Home front
9. Schools of Bigotry
10. Justice Denied
11. Women’s Issues
12. The Balochistan Imbroglio
13. The Bhutto Magic
14. The Final Coup

15. Hearsay
16. The Jewel
17. Dynamic and Scheming
18. Affable, but…
19. The Adventurer, but No Traitor
20. Ambivalent and Reckless
21. Rise and Fall by the Same Means
22. Brash!
23. A Modern Dictator

The General and His World: A Timeline of Events
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