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Pakistan: Alternative Imag(in)ings of the Nation State

ISBN : 9780190701314

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Author: 
Jurgen Schaflechner; Christina Oesterheld; Ayesha Asif
Pages
404 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Jul 2020
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This edited volume combines academic and journalistic writings on Pakistans literature, non-Muslim life-worlds, and popular culture. The book brings together national and international authors from fields of literary studies, anthropology, and cultural studies to critique solidified imaginings of the nation state.

Index: 

Introduction Jurgen Schaflechner
1. Urdu Debates on Modernity and Modernism in Literature: Alternate Imaginings? Christina Oesterheld
2. Reading between the Postcolonial and Transcultural in Mirza Athar Baig's iGhulam Bagh Aqsa Ijaz
3. Pulp Fusion: The Art and Politics of Karachi's Urdu Digests, 1950s-70s Laurent Gayer
4. Religious Minorities: The Heart of an Alternative Narrative Peter Jacob
5. 'Forced' Conversion and (Hindu) Women's Agency in Sindh Jurgen Schaflechner
6. He Takes Care of Me: Interfaith Romantic Relations between Hindus and Muslims in a Karachi Neighbourhood Syeda Quratulain Masood
7. Negotiating a Vernacular Heritage beyond Borders: Visual Representations of Jhulelal between Pakistan and India Michel Boivin
8. From Student Organizations to Ethnic Parties:Sindhi Nationalism during One Unit Julien Levesque
9. Farmers' Markets in Pakistan: Moral Consumption for Elites? Julia Porting
10. Challenging the Status Quo: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 's Populist Politics for a Naya Pakistan Ayesha Asif
Notes on Contributors
Index

About the author: 

Jurgen Schaflechner is Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.; Christina Oesterheld studied Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit in Berlin. She did a doctorate with a thesis on three novels by the Urdu writer, Qurratulain Hyder. From 1990 until 2018, she taught Urdu at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.; Ayesha Asif studied South Asian studies at the University of Heidelberg with a major in political science and history. She is an independent scholar who has worked on various projects on the socio-political aspects of Pakistan.

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