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The Resource The bargain from the bazaar : a family's day of reckoning in Lahore, Haroon K. Ullah

The bargain from the bazaar : a family's day of reckoning in Lahore, Haroon K. Ullah

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The bargain from the bazaar : a family's day of reckoning in Lahore
Title
The bargain from the bazaar
Title remainder
a family's day of reckoning in Lahore
Statement of responsibility
Haroon K. Ullah
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of one struggling middle-class Pakistani family, compellingly narrated by a young scholar and diplomat who has observed the traumas of the region firsthand. As a young boy, Awais Reza's family moved from Indian Kashmir to Lahore in Pakistan after Partition. Now middle-aged, Awais is a shopkeeper in the Anarkali Bazaar. Married, with three sons, he looks back on his journey from idealistic young nationalist to increasingly watchful and anxious member of the mercantile class at the heart of Pakistani life. Awais's eldest son has drifted, but returned to help his father run the shop; the middle one is involved in radical Islamist politics; and the youngest is a law student who believes that a secular future is Pakistan's last and only hope. Their lives unfold against an increasingly turbulent and violent background as suicide bombers enter the life of urban Lahore with devastating consequences. Haroon K. Ullah's portrait of a middle class family oppressed by a state falling apart around them is a remarkable piece of storytelling. Radical Islam is confronted not only in distant mountain passes by the armed forces, but most personally and tellingly across the kitchen table as families like the Rezas debate their future
Biography type
collective biography
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Ullah, Haroon K
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Reza, Awais
  • Reza, Awais
  • Middle class families
  • Merchants
  • Islam and politics
  • Violence
  • Suicide bombings
  • Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Lahore (Pakistan)
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The bargain from the bazaar : a family's day of reckoning in Lahore, Haroon K. Ullah
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
37068532
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9781610391665
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37068532
  • (Sirsi) 37068532
Label
The bargain from the bazaar : a family's day of reckoning in Lahore, Haroon K. Ullah
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37068532
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9781610391665
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37068532
  • (Sirsi) 37068532

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