Islam And Society in Pakistan, Anthropological Perspective

  • Islam And Society in Pakistan, Anthropological Perspective
  • Year: 2011
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Islam and Society in Pakistan
Edited by Magnus Marsden and Ali Khan 
Hardback, 496 pages, Dec 2010
ISBN: 9780195479577 


By addressing the diversity and complexity of the Islamic tradition in contemporary Pakistan and seeking to analyse this diversity from very different theoretical angles, the chapters in this book emphasise the multi-dimensionality of the varying ways in which Islam is an important part of the everyday life of Pakistani Muslims. The authors explore the vitality of Islam as a religious tradition in Pakistan both from the perspective of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork and historical research. They bring together ethnographic material from each of the country’s major provinces, as well as from a wide spectrum of social settings within these.
About the Author / Editor
Dr Magnus Marsden is a fellow of Trinity College and the Graduate Officer in Research at the Centre of South Asian Studies, the University of Cambridge. He lectures on the anthropology of Islam, as well as on religion and politics in Pakistan.
Ali Khan is Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).