A Primary Source Cultural Guide
Once a part of the Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest agricultural regions in the world, Pakistan's identity is deeply rooted in Indian tradition. From its most famous archeological sites such as Mohenjo-Daro, or the "Mound of the Dead," to its struggle with independence from British India, students gain a broad-based view of Pakistan and its importance as a South Asian country. With religious views that span the millennia, Pakistan hosts a cache of diverse opinions, art, and architecture surrounding Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Students also gain an understanding of contemporary conflicts in Pakistan such as those surrounding the disputed areas of Jammu and Kashmir and the continued rivalry between the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims.
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"In Pakistan, readers will see contemporary scenes ranging from Karachi's downtown financial district to a close-up of Muslims at prayer."