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Making Sense of Pakistan
Farzana Shaikh
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Making Sense of Pakistan

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Once a model of Muslim enlightenment, Pakistan is now facing a lethal Islamist threat. Many believe this is due to Pakistan's partnership with the United States, while others see it as the consequence of an authoritarian rule that has marginalized liberal opinion while creating inroads for the religious right.

Farzana Shaikh argues that though external influences and domest

Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Columbia University Press (first published June 1st 2009)
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Sarang Shaikh
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the amazing must-read books on history and geographical knowledge on Pakistan and how it came to existence. Sadly this isn't recommended into CSS course subjects quite often because it speaks honesty and truth more than it is required.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From an ideological perspective, this book frames the idea of Pakistan in its correct historical significance.
Asim Virk
A pretty interesting book as it presents the paradox facing Pakistan from a completely different perspective than the usual historians. Though a little complicated in the beginning but once you get the hang of it, the book gets really interesting. My favourite is the title for Pakistan of "America's sullen mistress." True indeed.
Ken Nielsen
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting discussion of Modern Pakistan and how it got where it is.
Karen Mcfly
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book that I could read over and over again. Farzana Shaikh is really good at explaining all the different aspects that shaped the country's history.
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