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Speaking Like a State : Language and Nationalism in Pakistan

Author: Alyssa Ayres
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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This book examines Pakistan's troubled history by exploring the importance of culture to political legitimacy. It is aimed at scholars in the fields of history, political theory and South Asian  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alyssa Ayres
ISBN: 9780511596629 0511596626 9780521519311 0521519314
OCLC Number: 776966714
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011).
Awards: Winner of American Institute of Pakistan Studies Book Prize 2011-12
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Note on transliteration; Introduction; 1. Articulating a new nation; 2. Urdu and the nation; 3. The nation and its margins; 4. The case of Punjab, part I: elite efforts; 5. The case of Punjab, part II: popular culture; 6. History and local absence; 7. Bringing back the local past; 8. Speaking like a state: language planning; 9. Religion, nation, language; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Alyssa Ayres.

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