A Punjabi village in Pakistan

Perspectives on Community, Land, and Economy
Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2010.
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Title:
A Punjabi village in Pakistan
Sub title:
Perspectives on Community, Land, and Economy
Author(s):
Zekiye Eglar
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Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
Place of publication:
Karachi
Year of Publication:
2010
Pages of book:
xix, 475
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ISBN #13:
9780195477238
Subject:
Punjab (Pakistan) - Social life and customs | Villages - Pakistan - Case studies
Categories:
Social Science
Sub-Categories:
Anthropology

Description:

The two books in this volume, the award-winning A Punjabi Village in Pakistan and The Economic Life of a Punjabi Village, will be of value to anthropologists, sociologists, and readers interested in Pakistan. They are based on extensive fi eldwork and present a detailed account of the social and economic patterns of a village in Pakistan prior to the Green Revolution of 1958 which heralded the beginnings of change in agriculture and landownership. The author found that unwritten social contracts and relationships known as vartan bhanji bound the community at many different levels, socially, economically, and in dispute resolution and that, although vartan bhanji were vital within the male sphere, it was the women who were central to the process and thus to the economic as well as the social well-being of the community. Many things have now changed but these women retain their positions as managers with a role that remains active rather than passive and counters the stereotype of Muslim women as submissive or irrelevant as decision makers.




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  • Lahore University of Management Sciences Library, Lahore