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Pirs and politics in Punjab, 1937-2013

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This paper provides a first systematic mapping of politically influential shrines across Pakistani Punjab by identifying shrine-related families that have directly participated in elections since 1937. One of the earliest entrants in the politics of pre-partition Punjab, shrine elites (pīrs) have shown remarkable persistence in electoral politics post-independence. We find striking long-run continuities in the initial configuration of religion, land and politics fostered during colonial rule ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S0026749X16000949

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Department:
St Peters College
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
6
Pages:
1818-1861
Publication date:
2018-01-05
Acceptance date:
2016-09-26
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
Pubs id:
pubs:680714
URN:
uri:d34273e4-b3b3-44cc-bd56-dbac9390468c
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uuid:d34273e4-b3b3-44cc-bd56-dbac9390468c
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pubs:680714

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