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Among Muslims: Everyday Life on the Frontiers of Pakistan
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Seal Pr
Publication date January 1, 2003
Pages 264
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781580050869
ISBN-10 1580050867
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
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Original list price $14.95
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A Western woman shares her adventures in Northern Pakistan, where she visited romote villages and befriended local people. Original. (view table of contents)
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As a woman traveling alone in the early 1990s, Kathleen Jamie had exceptional access to the people inhabiting the remote Northern Areas of Pakistan: She befriended not only the men, but the purdah-observing Shia Muslim women who rarely appear in public. In the isolated mountain villages, she met locals balancing their traditions with the inevitable encroachment of tourism. When Jamie returned to the area after September 11, 2001, she was the only foreigner in the area. In an extensive epilogue, she observes how her friends and the area have changed as a result of war, tourism, and the passage of time. This intimate narrative reveals how Western women’s freedoms are perceived. One explains: “Your lifestyle is very strange and very difficult to us.” Meanwhile, Jamie is surprised to discover that they have never been to the public bazaar that she wanders through so casually. As Jamie discusses arranged marriage, divorce, children, education, travel, and attitudes toward freedom and risk with them, she draws a compelling and lively portrait of their lives and offers important insights for Americans seeking to better understand this remote part of the world. Among Muslims has been shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Award. “Illuminated throughout with a vision that sees beneath surfaces.”—Norman Lewis “... a wonderfully sensual study of the land and its people which feels more timeless than topical.”—The Observer (London) “The publication of [Among Muslims], with its plea for understanding and tolerance, couldn't have been better timed.”—The London Times (London)


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9781580050869 | details & prices | 264 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $14.95
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