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Pakistan

A Modern History

Authors: Talbot, I.

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This book fills the need for a broad, historically sophisticated understanding of Pakistan, a country at fifty which is understood by many in the West only in terms of stereotypes - the fanatical, authoritarian and reactionary "other" which is unfavorably compared to a tolerant, democratic and progressive India. There is a need at the time of Pakistan's golden jubilee for it to be taken seriously in its own right as a country of 130 million people. It is in reality a complex plural society which although greatly shaped by the colonial inheritance and circumstances of its birth is also experiencing rapid change. The author's approach breaks down stereotypes and assists in answering the vexed question of why democracy has succeeded in India, while Pakistan has been subject to long periods of authoritarianism during its five decades of existence.

About the authors

Ian Talbot is Senior Lecturer in History at Coventry University.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pakistan
Book Subtitle
A Modern History
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62304-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
448
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