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Power Failure The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman

Power Failure The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman
Year: 2014
Price: USD 45.00
      

ISBN : 9780199401574

Author : Syeda Abida Hussain

Publisher : OUP 

Year : 2014

Pages : 720

Binding : Hard Cover 

Description : 

 

The book is a political biography of the author-in which she has intertwined the impacts that key political events of the country have had on her personal life-and on the destiny of the nation. It is also an anecdotal account of missed opportunities.
The narrative begins with a chapter on the author's privileged childhood, her entry into politics, and the hurdles and struggles that she faced along the way as a woman politician in the male-dominated society of rural Punjab. She provides details of the deterioration and erosion of the country's institutions. A unique insight has been offered on the rise of extremism. Pakistan's close embroilment in Afghanistan has been covered, beginning from the late seventies right up to the first decade of the twenty-first century.

 

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