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By Iftikhar Malik

ISBN-10: 031333126X

ISBN-13: 9780313331268

Until now, in-depth cultural info on Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim nation shaped in 1947 after the dissolution of British rule in India, has been scarce. this significant South Asian hotspot, within the information for tensions with neighboring India over nuclear skill and defense matters, eventually is illuminated for normal readers. This narrative encapsulates the historic pluralistic traditions, similar to non secular practices, languages, and ethnosocial ties, that Pakistanis proportion with their acquaintances. The insurance of tradition and customs is contextualized all through with the richness of the previous and current Indus Valley civilization.

The writer is a local of Pakistan and gives authoritative perception into the various facets of background and modern lifestyles. Western readers could be uncovered to quite a number people traditions that coexist with sleek affects from globalization. Descriptions of strange cultural phenomena equivalent to the structure of shrines and tombs, the unique gown of alternative teams, Pakistani Muslim courtship and marriage rituals, and vigorous kite-flying contests are a number of the highlights.

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