Historical Dictionary Of Pakistan by Shahid Javed BurkiHistorical Dictionary Of Pakistan by Shahid Javed Burki

Historical Dictionary Of Pakistan

byShahid Javed Burki

Hardcover | October 17, 2006

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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan gained its independence from the United Kingdom on August 14, 1947 and since then it has become the sixth most populous country in the world. Furthermore, Pakistan has the seventh largest army in the world, and is one of eight nations that have declared themselves nuclear powers. Pakistan's tense relations with its neighboring country of India, the recent earthquake that killed tens of thousands of its people, and the trouble it's had with the Taliban are all covered in this third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Pakistan. This extensively expanded and updated edition covers this country's history through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and some 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries presenting the more important persons, places, and events as well as salient aspects of the economy, society, culture, and religion.
Shahid Javed Burki, a long-time official at the World Bank, served as minister in charge of finance planning and economic affairs in the interim government of Pakistan from 1996-1997.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of PakistanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:648 pages, 8.6 × 5.84 × 1.61 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810856018

ISBN - 13:9780810856011

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A former longtime official of the World Bank, Burki served in the interim government of Pakistan in the mid-1990s. His reference text features a cross-referenced dictionary containing some 500 entries for key individuals, places, events, and aspects of Pakistan's economy, society, culture, and religious practices; a chronology; a list of acronyms and abbreviations; an introductory essay; and an extensive bibliography grouping materials by topic-history, government and politics, economics, society, newspapers and magazines, and websites. The text has been expanded and updated throughout, including the incorporation of entries on the "Muslimization" and "Islamization" of Pakistani society to reflect changing Western concepts of Pakistan over recent years.