Points Of Entry Encounters At The Origin Sites Of Pakistan

Points Of Entry Encounters At The Origin Sites Of Pakistan

by Nadeem Farooq Paracha



Pakistan is more than the sum of its news-making parts. In these marvellous essays on history, politics and society, cultural critic Nadeem Farooq Paracha upturns various reductive readings of the country by revealing its multi-layered reality. With wit and insight, he investigates past events and their implications for modern-day society.

Thus, one piece explores how and why Mohenjo-daro has been neglected as a historical site, and another examines how Muhammad-bin-Qasim, who briefly invaded Sindh in 713 CE, has come to be lionised as the original founder of Pakistan. There is a story about a Pakistani Jimi Hendrix who plays the guitar like a dream and also one about a medieval emperor who lives on in the swear words of a Punjabi peasant. There are essays on Pakistani pop music, on Afro-Pakistanis and on how Jhuley Lal came to be more than just a folk for Sindhi immigrants in India

Reference: https://www.libertybooks.com/Points-of-Entry-Encounters-at-the-Origin-Sites-of-Pakistan-48395


Foreign Price₹ 499.00
PublisherWestland Books
GenreHistory, Culture, and Current Affairs