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Beyond Religion in India and Pakistan

Author : Virinder S. Kalra
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Drawing on insights from theoretical engagements with borders and subalternity, Beyond Religion in India and Pakistan suggests new frameworks for understanding religious boundaries in South Asia. It looks at the ways in which social categories and structures constitute the bordering logics inherent within enactments of these boundaries, and positions hegemony and resistance through popular religion as an important indication of wider developments of political and social change. The book also shows how borders are continually being maintained through violence at national, community and individual levels. By exploring selected sites and expressions of piety including shrines, texts, practices and movements, Virinder S. Kalra and Navtej K. Purewal argue that the popular religion of Punjab should neither be limited to a polarised picture between formal, institutional religion, nor the 'enchanted universe' of rituals, saints, shrines and village deities. Instead, the book presents a picture of 'religion' as a realm of movement, mobilization, resistance and power in which gender and caste are connate of what comes to be known as 'religious'. Through extensive ethnographic research, the authors explore the reality of the complex, dynamic and contested relations that characterize everyday material and religious lives on the ground. Ultimately, the book highlights how popular religion challenges the borders and boundaries of religious and communal categories, nationalism and theological frameworks while simultaneously reflecting gender/caste society.

The United States and India and Pakistan

Author : William Norman Brown
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The Atheist

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Encyclopaedia Indica Policies in India Pakistan and Bangladesh IV

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Asian Profile

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Nationalism Religion and Beyond

Author : Aurobindo Ghose
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Jinnah Pakistan and Islamic Identity

Author : Akbar S. Ahmed
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Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or in the case of Richard Attenborough's hugely successful film, Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study tells a different story of heroism and tragedy and of backstage manoeuvering among the governing elite of the Raj, and argues for Jinnah's continuing relevance as contemporary Islam debates its future direction.

India Today

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State and Nation Building in Pakistan

Author : Roger D. Long
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Religion, violence, and ethnicity are all intertwined in the history of Pakistan. The entrenchment of landed interests, operationalized through violence, ethnic identity, and power through successive regimes has created a system of ‘authoritarian clientalism.’ This book offers comparative, historicist, and multidisciplinary views on the role of identity politics in the development of Pakistan. Bringing together perspectives on the dynamics of state-building, the book provides insights into contemporary processes of national contestation which are crucially affected by their treatment in the world media, and by the reactions they elicit within an increasingly globalised polity. It investigates the resilience of landed elites to political and social change, and, in the years after partition, looks at the impact on land holdings of population transfer. It goes on to discuss religious identities and their role in both the construction of national identity and in the development of sectarianism. The book highlights how ethnicity and identity politics are an enduring marker in Pakistani politics, and why they are increasingly powerful and influential. An insightful collection on a range of perspectives on the dynamics of identity politics and the nation-state, this book on Pakistan will be a useful contribution to South Asian Politics, South Asian History, and Islamic Studies.

A Handbook for Travellers in India Pakistan Burma and Ceylon

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India Pakistan Themes Beyond Borders

Author : Nikhil Chakravartty
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A Selection From Nikhil`S Writings-Covers 1964-97-Relate To Indo-Pakistan Ties Including Developments In Jammu And Kashmir. Analyse The Various Approaches, Alternative Structures And Possible Contents Of The India-Pakistan Dialogue. Valuable For Comprehending India-Pakistan Relations.

Handbook of the World

Author : Peter Stalker
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Searchable database of information from Peter Stalker's Handbook of the world. Resource profiles 230 countries and territories. Maps and current social, economic and political information accompany country profiles.

The Partition of India

Author : Daniela Rogobete
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This volume offers a collection of essays focused upon the representation of one of the most traumatic events in the history of India―the 1947 Partition―in literature and cinematographic adaptations. The focus here is placed on various strategies of representation and different types of memory at work in the process of remembering/re-membering Partition. All these avoid the traditional Hindu vs. Muslim perspective, and analyse other sides of the same story, seen from the perspective of marginal people belonging to other religious minorities, whose stories have generally been ignored and silenced by the official historical discourse. The book also demonstrates that the multiple “truths” engendered by this crucial event in India’s history lie along “improbable lines” randomly generated between history, amnesia and memory, between personal drama and collective trauma, loss and rupture, religion and nationalism, and longing and belonging.

A Guide to Countries of the World

Author : Peter Stalker
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This invaluable global handbook contains separate entries for every country in the world. Each entry gives a succinct overview covering the contemporary social, economic, religious and political issues that shape the country. It also contains maps (including two colour world maps on the insidecovers), and vital statistics such as GDP, life expectancy, income distribution, and internet use. An appendix of global data tables gives the main social and economic indicators country-by-country, including income and poverty figures, health and population figures, and education andtelecommunication indicators.Packed with up-to-date facts presented in an easily accessible format, this dictionary is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as people who want a home reference book to accompany an atlas.

Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Author : Pakistan Historical Society
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Beyond The Border

Author : Yoginder Sikand
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‘I was born in India. Your grandparents were born in what is now Pakistan. But they live in India and I in Pakistan. Strange, isn’t it?’ Beyond the Border, based on two journeys to Pakistan, is a strikingly unconventional account of what life is like for ‘ordinary’ Pakistanis. Yoginder Sikand discovers a country that only remotely resembles the stereotype of the hostile Muslim neighbour all too common in the Indian imagination. From Shiela, the daughter of a feudal landlord, named after her mother’s Indian best friend, to the owner of a rundown local eatery who refused to take any money as Sikand was the first Indian to visit his stall, the author’s encounters with Pakistanis from all walks of life in Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad (Sind), Moenjo Daro, Bhit Bhah, Islamabad—among other places—reveal a country that is unexpected, paradoxical and rich in diverse narratives. Departing from the fi ercely polemical rhetoric common in Indian and Pakistani accounts of each other, Yoginder Sikand not only goes beyond the strategist’s view of the India–Pakistan divide, but dispels the myths about Pakistan as the terrible ‘other’ that have fi ltered into the Indian psyche. This brilliantly perceptive and quirky travelogue illuminates the Pakistani side of the story while telling Sikand’s own tale of exploration and self-discovery.

Religion and Development

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SAARC 2000 and Beyond

Author : Lakhana Maharotrā
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Beyond the Future

Author : Caroline Turner
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Beyond the Future is the third in a series of APT catalogues. It features a lively collection of essays by 85 leading Australian and international scholars, exploring the diversity and dynamism of 77 contemporary artists and cultural practitioners - painting, installation, video, new media, and other innovations within traditions - from 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Lavishly illustrated, this publication makes a significant contribution to cross-cultural dialogue and to understanding the vibrant contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific. Contributing authors: Soyeon Ahn, Geremie Barmé, Julie Ewington, Hou Hanru, Salima Hashmi, Oscar Ho Hing Kay, Lee Weng Choy, M. Dwi Marianto, Fumio Nanjo, Marian Pastor Roces, Somporn Rodboon, Jim Supangkat, Nicholas Thomas. Features over 340 colour and black-and-white illustrations.

A Handbook for Travellers in India Pakistan Burma and Ceylon

Author : John Murray (Firm)
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