Pakistan Studies Second Edition
Pakistan Studies is written for students enrolled in the Four-Year BS Degree programme, the Five-Year BE and LLB Degree programme, and the Two-Year Associate Degree (AD) programme. The second edition of this essential textbook covers the National Curriculum for Pakistan Studies (compulsory) course.
This is the first definitive study of Pakistan’s history, culture, geography, the environment and its development. The historical background of Pakistan and implications of the Cabinet Mission Plan, the political development of Pakistan, the break-up of 1971, and the nuclearization of Pakistan, are written in a way that provides a complete overview. The Foreign Relations section deals with the role of world powers during the wars fought by Pakistan and its relations with South Asian and
Middle Eastern countries. The economy of Pakistan is detailed in its many phases: at creation, when Pakistan was not considered viable, to the 1960s, when the economy was upheld as a model, right up to the present-day challenges. In the section on Culture, the author explains why language became a politically charged issue.
Pakistan Studies is a multi-disciplinary compulsory subject taught in all degree colleges and universities across Pakistan. The second edition has been revised and updated and includes four new chapters.
Let me congratulate Dr Kazimi and Oxford University Press, Pakistan, on the publication of this excellent textbook, which will help to enlighten many generations of Pakistani students in their studies of the historic roots and institutions of their own great ‘Land of the Pure’, PAKISTAN.
Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, USA
Muhammad Reza Kazimi has an MA and PhD from the University of Karachi. He has taught Pakistan Studies for more than thirty years in various colleges, and at the University of Karachi, the Aga Khan University, and M.A. Jinnah University. He is the author of Liaquat Ali Khan: His Life and Work (OUP, 2003), and has edited the Jinnah-Liaquat Correspondence (2003), and M.A. Jinnah: Views and Reviews (OUP, 2005).
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