Author: Shankar Sharan

Yvette Claire Rosser is an US scholar working for a long time on the text-books in the Indian sub-continent. Recently she has written a small book entitled Islamisation of the Pakistani Social Studies Textbooks (Delhi: Rupa, 2003). It contains, inter alia, very interesting details of contradictions between the Pakistani nationalism and its Islamic faith. For instance, on the one hand Pakistani historians use all means to justify creating of a Pakistani nation. Entire histories of Sindhis, Balouchis are denied to serve the purpose, so that they all must feel themselves as Paksitanis, nothing else. On the other, for the purity…

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