Journals Higher Education

$65.00

Hardcover

16 May 2010

412 Pages | Fully illustrated

9.5 x 7.1 inches

ISBN: 9780195475197


Bookseller Code (06)

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Karachi

Megacity of Our Times

edited by Hamida Khuhro and Anwer Mooraj

Karachi - Megacity of Our Times is the story of transformation of a sleepy town of under twenty thousand people into a vibrant metropolis-one of the largest in Asia today. Thirteen prominent writers of Karachi take the reader through post-independence development in politics, economics, the arts, demography and architecture. Some of the articles are very personal, evoking nostalgia for the Karachi that was; others are analytical drawing on available data to predict the course that this turbulent city will take in the future. A part of the book is devoted to the 'long nineteenth century' when the Englishman ruled and divided the city into 'white' and 'native' quarters. There is also a section on people who have contributed to the welfare of the city. The book is profusely illustrated with maps, photographs, and illustrations.

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