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15 December 2008

350 Pages

ISBN: 9780195476316

Bookseller Code (06)

Honour Killing

Dilemma, Ritual, Understanding

Amir H. Jafri

This book explores the various contexts in which men commit honor killing in Pakistan, and analyzes the discourses that deal with it. It undertakes the task of understanding the possible cultural, religious, historical and, increasingly, political reasons that create the dilemma, the exigency for men to kill a female member of their own family.