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

ISBN : 9780190701314

Jurgen Schaflechner; Christina Oesterheld; Ayesha Asif
404 Pages
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.


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

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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