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The state of Islam : culture and Cold War politics in Pakistan

The state of Islam : culture and Cold War politics in Pakistan

Author: Saadia Toor
Publisher: London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The state of Islam tells the story of Pakistan through the lens of the Cold War, and more recently, the War on Terror, to shed light on the domestic and international processes behind the rise of militant Islam. Unlike existing scholarship on nationalism, Islam and the state of Pakistan, which tends to privilege events in a narrowly-defined ''political' realm, Saadia Toor highlights the significance of cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saadia Toor
ISBN: 9780745329901 074532990X 9780745329918 0745329918 9781849646093 1849646090
OCLC Number: 609541028
Description: xii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Consolidating the nation-state : East Bengal and the politics of national culture --
Post-partition literary politics : the Progressives versus the nationalists --
Ayub Khan's decade of development and its cultural vicissitudes --
From Bhutto's authoritarian populism to Zia's military theocracy --
The long shadow of Zia : women, minorities and the nation-state --
Epilogue : the neoliberal security state.
Responsibility: Saadia Toor.
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'A deeply informed study of Pakistan's unfinished journey, marked by the historical suppression of its vibrant Left. Read it, argue over it, and be part of the journey to renew Pakistan' -- Vijay Read more...

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