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Pakistan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture)

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Pakistan is a land with a unique history, formed by migrating peoples who have left their footprint in its diverse cultures, languages, literature, food, dress, and folklore. The country is besieged by bad news, but despite the political turmoil the everyday life of its people is more stable, rich, and rewarding than the media headlines would lead you to believe. A myriad local festivals and celebrations and a vibrant cultural life go unremarked. Pakistan has the eighth-largest standing army in the world and is the only Muslim-majority nation to possess nuclear weapons, but few know that it is also the home of two unique schools of art.

 

This complex nation consists of various ethnic groups, each with its own individual cultures and subcultures, but which are unified by the common values of hospitality, honor, and respect for elders. Pakistani society has extremes of wealth and poverty, and daily life for most people is full of difficulties, yet everyone knows how to cope with crises. Creative and adaptable, Pakistanis are among the most self-reliant people in the world, bouncing back after major catastrophes.

 

Culture Smart! Pakistan takes you behind the headlines and introduces you to many of the country’s little-known traditions. It describes the vitally important cultural and historical background, shows you how modern Pakistanis live today, and offers crucial advice on what to expect and how to behave in different circumstances. This is an extraordinary country of enterprising, tough, and passionate people. Earn their trust and you will be rewarded many times over.

About the Author

SAFIA HALEEM was born and grew up in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, and graduated from Peshawar University with an M.A. in English Literature. She worked as a teacher trainer in all the main cities of Pakistan before winning a British Council scholarship to study in Scotland. After gaining a post-graduate degree in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, she returned to Pakistan and co-authored the book Visuals for Language Teachers. In 1987 she moved to London and joined the BBC. Her work as a journalist has taken her to India, Iran, China, Afghanistan, and all over Pakistan. In 2004, she was project director for the BBC World Service Trust in Afghanistan. She is currently developing educational material for the Afghan Medical Association, whose work benefits people on both sides of the Afghan–Pakistan border. Safia is an established writer in Pashto, her first language, and has published several novels and short stories in the language.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857336771
Author:
Halim, Safia
Publisher:
Kuperard
Author:
Haleem, Safia
Subject:
Travel-Central Asia
Subject:
Asia - Central
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Culture Smart!
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
6.7 x 4.4 x 0.53 in 0.4 lb

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Etiquette
Travel » Asia » Central Asia
Travel » Asia » General
Travel » Asia » India and Pakistan
Travel » General

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