Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

PS-720 RELIGION AND POLITICS IN PAKISTAN

PS-720 RELIGION AND POLITICS IN PAKISTAN:

The focus of this course will be on the relationship between Religion and Politics in Pakistan. The fact hardly needs any emphasis that in an Islamic dispensation or worldview, Religion and Politics are inexorably intertwined. The founding fathers of Pakistan notably Allama Iqbal and the Quaid-i-Azam were painfully aware of this fact and this explains as to why during the Pakistan Movement they appealed to the religious sensibilities of the Muslim masses by having a recourse to the lofty ideals of Islam which became synonymous with Pakistan.

BREAK-UP OF THE COURSE:

-                      Relationship between Religion and Politics in Islamic dispensation.

-                      Pakistan as envisioned by Allama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam.

-                      Islam as a factor in constitutional Development.

-                      A study and Analysis of the Nationalist / Religious parties.

 

SUGGESTED READINGS:

Akhtar, Shakeel, Media. Religion and Politics in Pakistan, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000)

Binder, Leonard. Religion and Politics in Pakistan, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1963.

Brass, Paul R. Language, Religion and Politics in North India, (New Yaork: Cambridge University Press, 1974.

Hussain, Sayyid Mujawar. Religion and Politics in Pakistan, Islamabad: National Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1996.

Abbot, Freeland. Islam and Pakistan, New York: Cornell University Press, 1968.

Gankovsky, Y.V. A History of Pakistan, Mascow: Nauka Publishing House, 1964.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more

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