Politics of Female Body: Pakistan's military and religious elite

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This paper analyses the politics of female body in Pakistan exploring how women's "bodies" are used to deny them rights. It traces the history of such discourses from British colonial times to the present day Pakistan. It examines the changes that have taken place since 9/11 and the paradoxical impact of feminist movement and backlash from Islamists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-35
Number of pages15
JournalAsian Profile
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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