ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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How the Bourgeoisie Views Pakistan

How the Bourgeoisie Views Pakistan S Akbar Zaidi FOR anyone who wants to understand how the Pakistani bourgeoisie and dominant classes see Pakistan as a country, Shahid Javed Burki's book Pakistan: A Nation in the Making (Westview/OUP, 1986) is essential reading. Furthermore, if one is interested in the views of the World Bank (where Burki works) on the economy of Pakistan and on the future path this country should take to develop, this book is also highly recommended. If, however, one is interested in finding out the real dynamics, the real forces, and existing reality in Pakistan today, Burki's book is nowhere near the mark and is a major let-down.

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