The State of Islam : Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan, Paperback / softback Book

The State of Islam : Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan Paperback / softback

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This book tells the story of Pakistan through the lens of the Cold War, and more recently the War on Terror, to shed light on the domestic and international processes behind the global rise of militant Islam.

Unlike existing scholarship on nationalism, Islam and the state in Pakistan, which tends to privilege events in a narrowly defined `political' realm, Saadia Toor highlights the significance of cultural politics in Pakistan from its origins to the contemporary period.

This extra dimension allows Toor to explain how the struggle between Marxists and liberal nationalists was influenced and eventually engulfed by the agenda of the religious right.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780745329901

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