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The Parsis of Karachi

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the situation of the Parsis in Karachi, Pakistan. The situation of the Parsis is different here compared to in India and Pakistan in general because they live in an Islamic ... More


The British Response

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0015
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the various responses of the British towards Gandhi’s declaration of satyagraha against the Rowlatt Bills. British officials were initially amused at Gandhi’s efforts, but it ... More


Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Nichola Khan (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book enlists some controversies that understanding, writing about and publishing on violence in Karachi entails. It brings into conversation some prominent academics—including anthropologists ... More


Power and the City

Harm De Blij

in The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195367706
eISBN:
9780197562628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195367706.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

The city is humanity’s most enduring symbol of power. States and empires rise and fall, armies conquer and collapse, ideologies come and go, but the world’s great ... More


Land Values and the Fiscal Cadastre

Peter Dale and John McLaughlin

in Land Administration

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233909
eISBN:
9780191916502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233909.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

Classic economic theory holds that there are three vehicles for generating wealth in an economy—capital, labour, and land. Land is fundamental, for labour cannot live ... More


Cinema and Karachi in the 1960s: Cultural Wounds and National Cohesion

Kamran Asdar Ali

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the use of cinema to promote an agenda of a common national identity and cohesiveness among Karachi's ethnically diverse population. Focusing on the 1960s, it argues that ... More


Graduating to Violence: The Escalation of Student Strife at Karachi University, 1979–19891

Laurent Gayer

in Identity, Conflict and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190845780
eISBN:
9780190943011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845780.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter addresses student violence at the University of Karachi, between 1979 and 1989. During this decade there was a spectacular rise in student violence at the university, from fistfights to ... More


The Myth of Precision: Human Rights, Drones, and the Case of Pakistan

Rafia Zakaria

in Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226258058
eISBN:
9780226258195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226258195.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the broader social consequences of drone strikes in Pakistan. It examines the population displacement effects of U.S. drone strikes and Pakistani government military ... More


Value extraction from land and real estate in Karachi

Arif Hasan

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter demonstrates how processes of gentrification in Karachi, Pakistan, are linked to networks with differing spatial reaches. Not only are those behind an emerging historic preservation ... More


Aspiring in Karachi: Breathing Life into the City of Death

Noman Baig

in Handbook of Religion and the Asian City: Aspiration and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520281226
eISBN:
9780520961081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281226.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how traders in Karachi shape their subjectivity to determine their spot and futures trading. Focusing on the experience of an owner of a money-changing shop with the pseudonym ... More


Pakistan

Ali Raza

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0023
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The Press was quick to respond to the creation of the state of Pakistan, sending a delegate to assess the political stability and potential market of the new country. Despite the geographical, ... More


Introduction

Nichola Khan

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Nichola Khan provides the introduction to this book, by bringing into conversation some prominent figures, each of whom has been engaged with issues related to violence in Karachi for at least one ... More


From Tribal to Global to … Tribal?

Stéphane A. Dudoignon

in The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran: From Tribal to Global

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190655914
eISBN:
9780190872632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190655914.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter deals with the history of the emergence, development, triumph and present-day challenges of Deobandi madrasa teaching and of the politicisation of Sunni identity in Iran’s Baluch ... More


The Karachi Congress, 1931

Kama Maclean

in A Revolutionary History of Interwar India: Violence, Image, Voice and Text

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190217150
eISBN:
9780190247447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217150.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores in some detail the complex political dynamics of the Karachi Congress in 1931, held following the Gandhi–Irwin Pact and in the immediate aftermath of Bhagat Singh’s execution. ... More


The Karachi Trial

Mushirul Hasan

in Roads to Freedom: Prisoners in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199458837
eISBN:
9780199087020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458837.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the Karachi Trial of Mohamed Ali, who, along with his younger brother Shaukat, was a powerful spokesperson of north India’s Muslim intelligentsia during the colonial rule and ... More


Pakistan

Ali Raza

in History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199574797
eISBN:
9780191839498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Following a period of war and political upheaval, the area served by OUP Pakistan was divided into Bangladesh and Pakistan in 1971. OUP Bangladesh struggled to recover from the war, and, with the ... More


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