What does it mean to be a Pakistani? Can it mean more than one thing? And what do others think it means?
Ziauddin Sardar explores what makes a Pakistani, and whether it's something one wants or ought to be. Reflecting on his culture and heritage through tales of the Pakistanis in his life, A Person of Pakistani Origins is a whirlwind tour of dueling poets, Bollywood films, a bookish auntie who harbors feminist urges, and a vanishing uncle who reappears miles away.
Thoughtful and generously laced with humor, this book delves deep into Pakistan's eclectic culture, and the humble insanity of everyday life for a person of Pakistani origins. Sardar richly celebrates the importance of where we come from, and of who we become.
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About the Author
Ziauddin Sardar is an award-winning, internationally renowned writer, futurist and cultural critic. A former columnist on the New Statesman, he has also served as a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission. He is the author of many books, including Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Skeptical Muslim, Reading the Qur'an, and Mecca: The Sacred City. He is editor of the influential quarterly, Critical Muslim.
Table of Contents
1. A Person of Pakistan Origins
2. Ibn Safi, BA
3. Two Books and an Auntie
4. Dilip Kumar Made Me Do It
5. Love, Death and Urdu Poetry
6. My Vanishing Uncle