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The Bargain from the Bazaar

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Description for The Bargain from the Bazaar Hardcover. Tells the story of one middle-class family, the Rezas, shopkeepers in Lahore's ancient Anarkali Bazaar, caught in the great struggles that have rippled through Pakistan - compellingly narrated by a young Pakistani-American scholar and diplomat who has observed the traumas of the region at first hand. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 1FKP; 3JJP; HBJF; HBLW3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 241 x 157 x 24. Weight in Grams: 448.
Awais Reza is a shopkeeper in Lahore's Anarkali Bazaar,the largest open market in South Asia,whose labyrinthine streets teem with shoppers, rickshaws, and cacophonous music.But Anarkali's exuberant hubbub cannot conceal the fact that Pakistan is a country at the edge of a precipice. In recent years, the easy sociability that had once made up this vibrant community has been replaced with doubt and fear. Old-timers like Awais, who inherited his shop from his father and hopes one day to pass it on to his son, are being shouldered aside by easy money, discount stores, heroin peddlers, and the tyranny of fundamentalists.Every ... Read more

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About Haroon K. Ullah
Haroon K. Ullah is a scholar, diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East. Born to South Asian parents, Haroon grew up in a farming community in Washington State and was trained at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he served as a senior fellow and completed his MPA. He was a William ... Read more

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"As a longtime scholar, diplomat, and writer on South Asia, Haroon Ullah understands the complexities of modern South Asia. In The Bargain from the Bazaar, he takes us back to the most romanticized corner of Lahore to show how generational change requires us to shift our focus in understanding modern Pakistan. Neither the lens of Partition nor tensions with India ... Read more

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