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Remoteness and Modernity : Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan, EPUB eBook

Remoteness and Modernity : Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan EPUB

Part of the Yale Agrarian Studies Series series

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A penetrating anthropological inquiry into remote areas as understood by their inhabitants and by the outsiders who encounter them

This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. Shafqat Hussain examines the surprisingly diverse ways the people of Hunza, a remote independent state in Pakistan, have been viewed by outsiders over the past century. He also explores the Hunza people’s perceptions of British colonialists, Pakistani state officials, modern-day Westerners, and others, and how the local people used their remote status strategically, ensuring their own interests were served as they engaged with the outside world.

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