Spies and Fundamentalists
Through an analysis of a variety of US and Pakistani novels and films since 9/11 Cara Cilano focuses on how such fictions construct an understanding of history through the portrayal of two stock characters in the espionage genre: the spy and the spy’s nemesis, who, in this context, is the religious...
To Be Published April 29th 2014 by Routledge
Idea, Nation, State
Looking at a wide selection of Pakistani novels in English, this book explores how literary texts imaginatively probe the past, convey the present, and project a future in terms that facilitate a sense of collective belonging. The novels discussed cover a range of historical movements and...
Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge
The 1971 war in contemporary Pakistani fiction
In 1971, a war which took place in Pakistan that resulted in the establishment of two separate countries; East Pakistan became Bangladesh, leaving the remaining four western provinces to comprise a truncated Pakistan. This book examines how literature by those who remained Pakistanis acts as a...
Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge