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DEEPAK TRIPATHI, PhD, FRHistS, FRAS, is a British historian of the Middle East, South Asia, the cold war and America in the world. He is an honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter; an associate at the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Roehampton, London; and a member of the Global Advisory Board and Research Team of Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies, a network of scholars and practitioners. He is the author of a trilogy that includes "Imperial Designs: War, Humiliation and the Making of History" (2013), "Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism" (2011) and "Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan" (2010), published by the Potomac imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. Earlier, Tripathi spent a long career as a journalist (1974-2000), primarily with the BBC.
CHOICE REVIEW of Imperial Designs (January 2014 Vol. 51 No. 05) from AMAZON.COM
Historians have long noted the sense of loss due to conquest in the Middle East and South Asia; Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser's redemption in the 1956 Suez crisis, for example, placed him as the first modern Arab political "winner." Former BBC correspondent Tripathi (honorary research fellow, Univ. of Roehampton, UK) here completes his trilogy (Breeding Ground, CH, Nov'11, 49-1729; Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2010) on regional violence, using a meandering yet readable approach to illuminate historical alienation for today's Western audiences. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, undergraduates, and professionals.