Pakistan: A Primary Source Cultural Guide

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Dec 15, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Once a part of the Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest agricultural regions in the world, Pakistan's identity is deeply rooted in Indian tradition. From its most famous archeological sites such as Mohenjo-Daro, or the "Mound of the Dead," to its struggle with independence from British India, students gain a broad-based view of Pakistan and its importance as a South Asian country. With religious views that span the millennia, Pakistan hosts a cache of diverse opinions, art, and architecture surrounding Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Students also gain an understanding of contemporary conflicts in Pakistan such as those surrounding the disputed areas of Jammu and Kashmir and the continued rivalry between the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims.
 

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i read this book. this is very informative about Pakistan

Contents

Introduction
The People
The Languages of Pakistan
Pakistani Myths and Legends 43
Pakistani Festivals
The Religions of Pakistan
The Art and Architecture
of Pakistan 67
Famous Foods and Recipes
Daily Life and Customs
Education and Work in Pakistan 103
Glossary 120
Index 126
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MARIAN RENGEL is currently a journalist for the St. Cloud Times, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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