The idea of Pakistan -- Fortifying a nation -- Ideology and integrity -- Islamic socialism -- The Islamization of Pakistan -- Ideologically adrift -- Enlightened moderation -- Talibanization -- Yeh hum hameen (this is not us) -- A new narrative.
This assessment of the struggle for Pakistan's identity, from its birth in 1947 to the present day, provides a political and cultural understanding of the role and use of Islam in its evolution. The author, a Pakistani scholar, shows how Pakistan's viability as a state depends in large part on its ability to develop a new and progressive Islamic narrative.
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