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Islam in Pakistan: A History

Muhammed Qasim Zaman


The first modern state to be founded in the name of Islam, Pakistan was the largest Muslim country in the world at the time of its establishment in 1947. Today it is the second-most populous, after Indonesia. This book is the first comprehensive book to explore Islam's evolution in this region over the past century and a half, from the British colonial era to the present day. The book presents a rich historical account of this major Muslim nation, insights into the rise and gradual decline of Islamic modernist thought in the South Asian region, and an understanding of how Islam has fared in th ... More

Keywords: Pakistan, Islam, Muslim, Taliban, Afghan struggle, War on Terror, Islamic texts, Islamism, Sufism, Islamic state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691149226
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691149226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Muhammed Qasim Zaman, author
Princeton University