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Muslim societies are presumed to be stagnant and resistant to change. Yet the reality is quite the contrary. Pakistan is a pivotal Muslim nation. It exemplifies the scope and direction of social change in a Muslim society. This book shows how modernization as well as Islamization are simulataneously acting as processes of social transformation in Pakistan, alon with population growth, urbanization and economic development. It offers an insightful view into Pakistan, exploring the wide range of ethnic groups, the countryside and cities, religion and community, and popular culture and national identity. It concludes by discussing likely future developments in Pakistan, engaging students and academics interested in Pakistan and muticulturalism. Overall, this book is a comprehensive examination of social and cultural forces in Pakistani society, and is an important resource for anyone wanting to understand contemporary Pakistan and the Muslim world.

Author: Mohammad Abdul Qadeer
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2006.
ISBN: 9780415375665
Cover Type: Hard-Back Cover

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