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A history of Pakistan

Malik, I.H (2008) A history of Pakistan. Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. ISBN 9780313341373

Abstract

This book explores the rich and intricate past of a highly diverse nation still in the process of determining its own identity. Rooted in the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, shaped by the cultures of both the Middle and Far East, and now predominantly devoted to Islam, Pakistan has emerged as a unique Indo-Muslim community, viewed with caution and curiosity by the rest of the world. In this latest volume of Greenwood's History of Modern Nations series, readers discover the foundations of modern Pakistan, from its earliest empires and shared history with India to the coming of Islam and its successful fight for independence in 1947. This highly informative guide also examines the key issues and attitudes guiding Pakistan today: their volatile feud with India over the region of Kashmir and the right to nuclear development, internal debates over the role of Islam in Pakistani society, and the unbreakable dominance of the military in political affairs. Poised between a radically changing India and the politically unstable Middle East, Pakistan is an important nation to understand as it determines its course in rapidly a changing world.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information:

Part of the 'Greenwood histories of the modern nations' series.

Keywords: world history, politics and government, Asia
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:07
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 10:19
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/3120
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