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Imagining Pakistan : modernism, state, and the politics of Islamic revival

Author: Rasul Bakhsh Rais
Publisher: New Yor : Lexington Books, [2017]
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This study examines the conflict between two visions for Pakistan: a modern constitutional framework and an Islamist state. The author argues that Western liberal ideas were at the root of Pakistan's creation, analyzes the society's drift away from its founding philosophy, and assesses optimistic indications of its revival.
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Rais, Rasul Bakhsh.
Imagining Pakistan.
New Yor : Lexington Books, [2017]
(OCoLC)990836738
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rasul Bakhsh Rais
ISBN: 9781498553964 1498553966
OCLC Number: 1002418619
Awards: Short-listed for Karachi Literature Festival German Peace Prize.
Short-listed for Karachi Literature Festival Pepsi Prize.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Islam and the State; 3 Modernism and Imagining of Pakistan; 4 Erosion of Modernist Tradition; 5 The State in Decline; 6 The Politics of Islamic Revival; 7 The Struggle Within; 8 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Rasul Bakhsh Rais.

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