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Honor: Pakistan
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Mothers of the Nation

A historical survey of state discourse shows that, since the 1940s, Pakistani women have been constituted as symbols of national identity and of cultural and religious authenticity (Ali, 1975; Hassan, 1990; Mandelbaum, 1988; Mumtaz and Shaheed, 1987). Against a colonial backdrop, the religio-cultural practices of Islam and South Asian tradition with respect to wo…

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Sabah Firoz Uddin, “Honor: Pakistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002200>
First published online: 2019

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