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Monday 21 September 2015 
AfK - Conference Hall - 6:30 pm
Social & political sciences

Dr. Christophe Jaffrelot is Senior research fellow at CERI (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po (Paris), and research director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King’s India Institute (London) and Global Scholar at Princeton University.

Among his publications are

  • The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics, 1925 to 1990s, London/Hurst; New York/Columbia University Press; New Delhi/Penguin, 1999, India’s Silent Revolution.
  • The Rise of the Backward Castes in North India, London/Hurst; New York/Columbia University Press and New Delhi/Permanent Black, 2003.
  • Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability. Analysing and Fighting Caste, London/Hurst; New York/Columbia University Press; New Delhi, Permanent Black, 2005.
  • The Pakistan Paradox. Instability and Resilience, London/Hurst; New York/Oxford University Press and New Delhi/Random House, 2015.

  • The Pakistan Paradox: Instability and Resilience
    by Christophe Jaffrelot
    Monday 21 September - 6:30 pm - Alliance française - Conference Hall
  • with panelists : Kamal Siddiqi (editor of the Express Tribune, political analyst) and Dr. Saeed Shafqat (Professor and Director, Centre for Public Policy and Governance, CPPG, Lahore)

    (Christophe Jaffrelot will give also a conference at IBA and Habib University, Tuesday 22 September)

    This book is the most comprehensive and analytical expose of contemporary politics of Pakistan. It addresses various paradoxes of politics in that country: the riddle of emergence of Muslim nationalism in British India from outside a historically consistent, territorially compact and ethno-linguistically rooted social and cultural framework; the problematic democratization of the post-military state in the absence of a strident civil society; and the progression of Islam from ideology to policy underscored by a widening chasm between Islamists and modernists, between Muslims and non-Muslims and between Sunnis and sectarian minorities. This is a monumental attempt to explain the political conflict in Pakistan.