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Hunza

A.G. Noorani

in India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070689
eISBN:
9780199081202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070689.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the boundary issues involving Hunza, which lies at the extreme western end of the Karakoram range. It shows how Hunza became the second front in Kashmir's boundary problem. ... More


The Aftermath of the 1899 Offer

A.G. Noorani

in India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070689
eISBN:
9780199081202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070689.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the status of the boundary dispute after 1899. China consistently avoided a boundary settlement without spelling out clearly its objections to any agreement. Hunza was ... More


Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Shafqat Hussain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. The author examines the surprisingly diverse ways that the people of Hunza, a remote independent ... More


Lifting the Veil: The Sacred and Political Geography of Hunza

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter looks into the construction of Hunza's remoteness in the socio-spatial domain of geographical exploration. It describes how the explorations and surveys performed in the region resulted ... More


The Friction and Rhetoric of Distance and the Alterity of Hunza

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter views the construction of remoteness at the Hunza region from the perspective of categorization and governance of imperial territory. It uses the discourses of “friction of distance” and ... More


Frontier Matters: Irrelevance, Romanticism, and Transformation of Hunza Society

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines Hunza during the postconquest era which started in 1891, the year when the region completely fell to the British Empire. Using frontier settlement and administration as a ... More


Rural Romance and Refuge from Civilization

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explores the construction of Hunza's remoteness within the discourse of antimodernism. During the mid-twentieth century, a number of Western medical doctors and farmers visited the ... More


The Origin of a Nation: Hunza and Postcolonial Identity

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes the state of Hunza after the partition of India which formed the sovereignty of Pakistan in 1947. It also examines the region's representation as a marginal but remote place ... More


Strange Strangers in the Land of Paradise

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter discusses the encounters between the Shimshali, the inhabitants of Shimshal, and the wave of tourists who visited the Hunza region during the last two decades of the twentieth century. ... More


Introduction

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter outlines the book's anthropological inquiry into the modernity and modernization of the inhabitants in Hunza, located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Over the course of a ... More


Epilogue

Shafqat Hussain

in Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300205558
eISBN:
9780300213355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205558.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This epilogue draws together the various aspects of remoteness tackled in the entire book. It looks into how the existence and perceptions of remoteness and remote areas have become inherent ... More


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