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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1,675 words

Two perceptions have characterized the common understanding of women's position in Pakistan: women are subordinate to men, and a man's

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1,061 words

Formed from two geographically separate areas of India in 1947 as an Islamic nation, Pakistan has a small but growing

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,320 words

In 1947, at the moment of the British withdrawal from South Asia, a movement orchestrated by the All-India Muslim

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
1,139 words
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Pakistan entered the twenty-first century fearful of its future, and with good reason. The 1990s were a devastating decade. Instead

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,369 words

is a country of 130 million people situated in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent. Although it emerged as

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
4,685 words
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1

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan came into existence on 14 August 1947 when India became independent and was split into

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
9,879 words
Illustration(s):
3

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Islāmī Jumhūrīya-e Pākistān), with a population of 164 million (2006 estimate), is the second

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,490 words

When India gained independence from the British in 1947, it split into two countries, with two Muslim-majority regions in

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
5,523 words
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1

Islamic Republic of. Country in South Asia (see fig.) sharing its long eastern border with India and its western border

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
8,140 words

Any discussion on human rights in a predominantly Muslim state such as Pakistan cannot be separated from an exploration of

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
929 words
Illustration(s):
4

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan contains high mountains, fertile plains and rocky deserts. The Karakoram range contains K2, the world's

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Christopher Candland

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,049 words

In Urdu, Pakistan's national language, the word “Pakistan” means “the land of the pure,” a reference to faithful Muslims. The

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
282 words

The nineteenth-century operatic theatre and Agha Hashar's narrative theatre were made new in the 1930s by Taj, Rafi

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Fawzia Afzal-Khan

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,171 words

After the Partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, theatre failed to take root in Pakistan as it did in ...

Pakistan, Secular Laws in

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
2,162 words
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1

Pakistan was born out of the partition of the Indian Subcontinent at midnight on August 14, 1947. Despite constituting a

Pakistan, Islam in

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
275 words

Second largest Muslim nation in the world and the only country established in the name of Islam. Founded in 1947

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