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Published: 26 June 2018

342 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199407590

Bookseller Code (06)

Islam, Ethnicity and Power Politics

Constructing Pakistan's National Identity

Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Islam, Ethnicity, and Power Politics explores how the central state apparatus, social forces, ethnic groups, political elites, and religious factions have attempted to influence the construction of identity in Pakistan, and why it has become such a contested issue. The book analyzes the issue of identity in relation to power dynamics and competing ideologies, and argues that the choice and expression of a specific identity by contending political actors serves to claim, legitimize, and challenge power.

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