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Pakistan : a global studies handbook

Author: Yasmeen Niaz Mohiuddin
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007.
Series: Global studies., Asia.
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"Pakistan occupies a position of geopolitical and strategic importance for the United States. This book explains why, and reveals the reality of this little-studied country. Although Pakistan became a country only in 1947, its people and culture have a rich history. It is a Muslim state, a nuclear power, and a politically troubled land. Pakistan stretches from the heights of the Hindu Kush to the lowlands of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mohiuddin, Yasmeen Niaz.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007
(DLC) 2006029904
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmeen Niaz Mohiuddin
ISBN: 9781851098026 185109802X 1851098011 9781851098019 1280735368 9781280735363 9786610735365 6610735360
OCLC Number: 80547503
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 382 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. Narrative section --
1. Geography and history of Pakistan --
Physical and human geography --
Regional division --
The Northern and Western mountains --
The Balochistan Plateau --
The Indus River Plain --
Deserts --
High mountain valleys --
Climate and rainfall --
Population --
Distribution, density, and growth --
Age-sex composition and dependency ratio --
Religious-ethnic composition --
Population planning --
Internal and foreign migration --
Afghan refugees --
Migration to the Middle East --
Growth of major cities and urbanization --
History --
Prehistoric cultures --
Indus Valley civilization --
Invasions and empires --
The arrival of Islam in India --
The Delhi Sultanate --
The Mughal Period --
Babur --
Humayun --
Akbar --
Jahangir --
Shah Jahan --
Aurangzeb --
Company rule, colonialism, and British Raj --
Independence movements and the rise of the Muslim League --
Sir Syed Ahmad Khan --
Founding of the Muslim League --
Jinnah and the Lucknow Pact --
The Khilafat Movement --
The Montague-Chelmsford Reforms --
The Nehru Report and the Calcutta Convention --
Sir Muhammad Iqbal --
The 1937 elections --
The Lahore Resolution --
World War II --
The elections of 1946 --
Interim government and Direct Action Day --
Creation of Pakistan and partition. 2. The economy of Pakistan --
Overview of economic performance --
The early years and the ISI (Import-Substituting Industrialization) strategy : 1947-1958 --
Ayub Khan's decade of development : 1958-1969 --
Nationalization and authoritarian populism under Bhutto : 1971-1977 --
Islamization and liberalization of the economy under the military government of Ziaul Haq : 1977-1988 --
Structural adjustment, return to democracy, corruption, and mismanagement : 1988-1999 --
Liberalization and IMF conditionality under Pervez Musharraf : 1999-present --
Some key economic sectors --
Agriculture --
Land use and irrigation --
Landownership and farm size --
Major crops and other subsectors --
Land reforms --
Industry --
Services --
Conclusion : challenges and future prospects. 3. Political development since 1947 --
Political instability of the early years : 1947-1958 --
Ayub Khan : first military rule, decade of development, and civil war : 1958-1969 --
Nationalization and authoritarian populism under Bhutto : 1971-1977 --
The military government of Ziaul Haq : self-preservation, the Afghan War, and Islamization : 1977-1988 --
The first phase : 1977-1979 --
The second phase : 1979-1983 --
The third phase : 1983-1988 --
Return to democracy, instability, corruption, and mismanagement : Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif : 1988-1999 --
First Benazir Bhutto government (1988-1990) --
Caretaker government of 1990 --
First Nawaz Sharif government (1990-1993) --
Caretaker government of Moeen Qureshi (1993) --
Second Benazir Bhutto government (1993-1996) --
Second Nawaz Sharif government (1997-1999) --
Accountability, war on terrorism, development, and stability under Pervez Musharraf : 1999-present --
Conclusion : challenges and future prospects. 4. Pakistani institutions and contemporary culture --
Religion and society --
Language and ethnic groups --
Punjabis --
Sindhis --
Muhajirs --
Pakhtuns --
Balochi --
Others --
Family and kinship --
Status of women --
Women's work in rural and urban areas --
Pay equity and occupational segregation --
Education. pt. 2. Reference section --
Key events in Pakistani history --
Significant people, places, and events --
Pakistani language, food, and etiquette --
Language --
Food and beverages --
Common Pakistani dishes --
Common Pakistani beverages --
Etiquette --
Pakistan-related organizations --
Business and economics --
Culture, education, and exchange --
Pakistan's government representatives in the United States --
International development agencies and NGOs in Pakistan --
Tourism --
National nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) --
Annotated bibliography of recommended works on Pakistan.
Series Title: Global studies., Asia.
Responsibility: Yasmeen Niaz Mohiuddin.


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