The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan

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Pluto Press - Cold War - 264 pages
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Intro -- Half-Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- Indian Muslims and the Politics of Representation -- Muslim Nationalism in the Political Arena -- A "Maimed, Mutilated and Moth-eaten Pakistan"--Communism and Muslim Nationalism -- 2 Consolidating the Nation-State: East Bengal and the Politics of National Culture -- The Contradictions of Independence -- The Trouble with East Bengal -- "Muslim" Urdu versus "Hindu" Bangla -- The State of the Muslim League -- Producing the Law-and-Order Society -- "One Unit" and the Politics of Parity -- 3 Post-Partition Literary Politics: The Progressives versus the Nationalists -- The Progressive Writers Association -- The New "National Question" -- The Progressives Throw Down the Gauntlet -- The Discourse of Loyalty -- Literature, Partition and "Nation-building" -- The Iron Hand in the Velvet Glove -- 4 Ayub Khan's Decade of Development and its Cultural Vicissitudes -- The Rise of the "Establishment Writer" -- Cold War Literary Trends -- Managing Islam -- The Anti-Ayub Movement -- Anti-Communist Propaganda and the Attack on "Islamic Socialism" -- The Nation of Islam? -- The Problematics of Pakistani Culture -- 5 From Bhutto's Authoritarian Populism to Zia's Military Theocracy -- Cozying up to the Gulf States -- Culture and Ideology Under Bhutto -- A Right-wing Movement and a Coup -- "Pakistan ka matlab kya? Phaansi, kore, General Zia!" -- Restoring the status quo ante -- The Nizam-i Mustafa -- Challenges to the Regime -- Culture and Ideology Under Zia -- Islam and the Military -- 6 The Long Shadow of Zia: Women, Minorities and the Nation-State -- Women and/as Property -- Erasing the Non-Muslim "Other" -- Epilogue The Neoliberal Security State -- "Jithe vekho faujań ee faujań" -- The State of Progressive Politics -- Notes -- References -- Index

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