A harrowing but moving account of a tragedy mostly unknown outside a small circleTraces the history of Balochistan to lend context to the present state of affairs of the peopleWritten for all kinds of readers, especially for those who have had little previous interest in geopolitics, politics or regional conflicts, but do have the desire to learn more about of one of the most inexplicable silences of our timesIncludes interviews of people who are otherwise inaccessible or are declared terrorists by PakistanFrancesca Marino is an Italian freelance journalist specialising in South Asia and has extensively covered the region. She writes regularly for Limes-Italian Review of Geopolitics and some of the most prestigious Italian, Indian and Swiss media portals. She won the Italian journalism prize 'Il Luigiano d'oro' in 2010. She is the Chief Editor of Stringer Asia, an online magazine on South Asia, publishing since 1995. Francesca is also a photographer and her photo reportages have been published in international magazines like Geo. She has authored two books and has also translated a few books on Indian philosophy from English into Italian.A time will come when children can play in the streets without the fear of being abducted, women in their homes can be sure that their husbands and sons will return, and young women will no longer feel afraid to go to their university or workplace. I hope that dawn will break one day on a free and peaceful land. Balochistan is an account of the trials and tragedies suffered by this region, which has been forcefully annexed to Pakistan against the will of its people. The area is of fundamental strategic and geopolitical importance not only to Islamabad and to the Chinese CPEC project, but also to the numerous players that act as avatars of the powers in the long-running 'Great Game'. What is woefully ignored is that the lives of the locals are under stake. The Baloch people have long been trying to draw international attention to what is happening to them and their homeland. However, the world has turned a blind eye to the ethnic and cultural genocide carried out so far. Starting from the history of Balochistan and the wrongs done to its people, along with detailed interviews with the lead actors in this struggle, acclaimed journalist Francesca Marino attempts to lend a voice to the Baloch people and speak for themselves about one of the most reprehensible and inexplicable silences of our times.A result of investigative journalism, Balochistan is an account of the tragedies sustained by Pakistan's largest province, with detailed interviews with the leading actors involved in the struggle.