Language, the Nation, and Symbolic Capital: The Case of Punjab

@article{Ayres2008LanguageTN,
  title={Language, the Nation, and Symbolic Capital: The Case of Punjab},
  author={Alyssa Ayres},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={67},
  pages={917 - 946}
}
  • Alyssa Ayres
  • Published 23 July 2008
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
A movement to “revive the spirit of Punjab and Punjabi” in South Asia has enabled a surprising thaw between the two Punjabs of Pakistan and India. That this revival movement has been catalyzed from within Pakistan rather than India raises intriguing questions about language, nationalism, and the cultural basis of the nation-state. Although the Punjabiyat movement bears the surface features of a classical nationalist formation—insistence upon recovering an unfairly oppressed history and… 
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