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Pakistan: Tradition and Change

Series: Oxfam Country Profiles

By: Khawar Mumtaz and Yameema Mitha

64 pages, B/w photos


Paperback | May 2003 | Edition: 2 | #198019 | ISBN: 0855984961
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Each book in Oxfam's "Country Profiles" series describes the social, political, historical, environmental and economic context of Oxfam's work in one particular country. The books focus on the real lives of ordinary people and the major development issues that face them, and are illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams. This new profile gives a wide-ranging account of the historic development and political economy of Pakistan, yet also conveys the reality of daily life there for ordinary people. It examines why poverty still exists in a country where so much progress has taken place in economic terms, and describes how poor people are taking the initiative in improving their living conditions.


The land - geography and climate; The four provinces - regions and ethnic groups; A turbulent history Pakistan's cultural heritage - language; A land of poetry - literature, music, dance, sport and architecture; The birth of Pakistan - nationalism, partition and politics; Dates and events; Pakistan and its neighbours; Islam and Islamization; Economy and development; Women in a changing society; Bounding population - population growth and family planning; Health services in Pakistan; Pakistan's environmental problems; NGOs in Pakistan; Oxfam's work in Pakistan.

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Khawar Mumtaz is a feminist activist and writer. Yameema Mitha is a journalist and social activist, who has worked for Oxfam in Pakistan.

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