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Title: Pakistan's Sindhi Ethnic Nationalism: Migration, Marginalization, and the Threat of "Indianization"
Contributor(s): Khan, A (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1525/as.2002.42.2.213
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/799
Abstract: It is a measure of the political system of Pakistan that Sindh is the most developed province in the country, while its indigenous people are, after the Baloch, the most marginalized. In no other region of Pakistan is the divide between urban prosperity and rural deprivation as wide as it is in Sindh. Due to the concentration of commerce and industry in its capital city, Karachi, Sindh has the highest per capita income in Pakistan, while its rural inhabitants are among the country's poorest.1Such a striking disparity has made Sindh a hotbed of various kinds of nationalism ranging from separatists and right-wing autonomists to socialist intellectuals and left-wing peasant groups. An interesting characteristic of Sindhi politics, however, is that since the first free national elections in 1970, Sindhis have overwhelmingly voted for a federalist party, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), founded by Sindhi politician Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. His daughter, Benazir Bhutto, now leads the PPP.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Asian Survey, 42(2), p. 213-229
Publisher: University of California Press
Place of Publication: Berkeley, CA
ISSN: 0004-4687
Field of Research (FOR): 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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