Conjuring Pakistan: History as Official Imagining

  title={Conjuring Pakistan: History as Official Imagining},
  author={Ayesha Jalal},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  • Ayesha Jalal
  • Published 1995
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
Even before an anthropologist‧s tour de force underlined the power of imagination as creation in narrative constructions of the “nation,” memory, myth, and might had been triumphantly parading the realm of historical scholarship. The torch of objectivity did not have to go cold for the heat of subjectivity to captivate and command audiences through print and signs, visual or aural. It is simply that the cornmodification of the past by the marketplace and the expansive imaginings of power have… Expand
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