ANT 324L • Contemporary Pakistan-W
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Recent representations of Pakistani society. similar to those of other Muslim countries, tend to linger on Islamic politics and on the oppression of women. Working against such stereotypical representations, the class will introduce students to a range of less covered aspects of Pakistani social life. We shall read novels, see films, discuss historical texts and delve in anthropological literature to cover topics such as class, gender, sexuality, urban processes, ethnicity, sectarianism, globalization, and political movements in present day Pakistan.
Kartogrpahy by Kamila Shamsie Noor by Sorayya Khan Midnights Children by Salman Rushdie The Ulama in Contemporary Islam by Muhammad Qasim Zaman The Separation of East Pakistan by Hasan Zaheer A Concise History of India by Babara and Thomas Metcalf Pakistan, The Economy of an Elitist State by Ishrat Husain