Points Of Entry Encounters At The Origin Sites Of Pakistan

Points Of Entry Encounters At The Origin Sites Of Pakistan

by Nadeem Farooq Paracha

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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

Description

Foreign Price₹ 499.00
ISBN9789387578296
FormatHardback
Pages160
PublisherWestland Books
GenreHistory, Culture, and Current Affairs