Speaking Like a State: Language and Nationalism in Pakistan

Speaking Like a State: Language and Nationalism in Pakistan

by Alyssa Ayres


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107404434
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/10/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Alyssa Ayres is Director for India and South Asia at McLarty Associates, Washington, DC. A cultural historian of modern South Asia, Alyssa Ayres has carried out research in India, Pakistan, and Indonesia. She has co-edited three books, including one forthcoming on power realignments between China, India, and the United States, as well as two volumes in Asia Society's India Briefing series.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Note on transliteration; Introduction; 1. Articulating a new nation; 2. Urdu and the nation; 3. The nation and its margins; 4. The case of Punjab, part I: elite efforts; 5. The case of Punjab, part II: popular culture; 6. History and local absence; 7. Bringing back the local past; 8. Speaking like a state: language planning; 9. Religion, nation, language; 10. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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