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Author Dagiev, Dagikhudo

Title Identity, History and Trans-Nationality in Central Asia : the Mountain Communities of Pamir
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018

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Description 1 online resource (317 pages)
Series Central Asian Studies
Central Asian studies.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: locating Pamiri communities in Central Asia; PART 1 Identity formation, borders and political transformations; 2 Geography, ethnicity and cultural heritage in interplay in the context of the Tajik Pamiri identity; 3 Pamiri ethnic identity and its evolution in post-Soviet Tajikistan; 4 The Wakhi language: marginalisation and endangerment; 5 The Tajiks of China: identity in the age of transition
PART 2 Archaeology, myths, intellectual and cultural heritage6 A Badakhshānī origin for Zoroaster; 7 The Silk Road castles and temples: ancient Wakhan in legends and history; 8 Nasir-i Khusraw's intellectual contribution: the meaning of pleasure and pain in his philosophy; 9 Religious identity in the Pamirs: the institutionalisation of the Ismā ͑īlī Da ͑wa in Shughnān; 10 Forgotten figures of Badakhshan -- Sayyid Munir al-Din Badakhshani and Sayyid Haydar Shah Mubarakshahzada; PART 3 Social cohesion, interactions and globalisation
11 Blessed people in a barren land: the Bartangi and their success catalyser Barakat12 Promoting peace and pluralism in the rural, mountainous region of Chitral, Pakistan; 13 A 'shift' in values: the educational role of parents in the Gorno-Badakhshan region; 14 Project identity: the discursive formation of Pamiri identity in the age of the internet; 15 Religious education and self-identification among Tajik Pamiri youth; Bibliography; Index
Summary Pamiris, or Badakhshanis in popular discourse, form a small group of Iranic peoples who inhabit the mountainous region of Pamir-Hindu Kush, being the historical region of Badakhshan. Pamiri communities are located in the territories of four current nation-states: Tajikistan, Afghanistan, China and Pakistan. This book provides insights in the identity process of a group of mountain communities whose vigorous cultures, languages and complex political history have continued to shape a strategic part of the world. Its various chapters capture what being a Pamiri may entail and critically explore the impact of both trans-regionalism and the globalisation processes on activating, engaging and linking the dispersed communities. The book presents a variety of lines of argument pertaining to Pamiri identity and identification processes. Structured in three parts, the book first addresses themes relevant to the region's geography and the recent history of Pamiri communities. The second section critically explores the rich philosophical, religious and cultural Pamiri heritage through the writings of prominent historical figures. The final section addresses issues pertaining to the contemporary diffusion of traditions, peace-building, interconnectivity and what it means to be a Pamiri for the youth of the region. Contributions by experts in their field offer fresh insights into the Ismaili communities in the region while successfully updating the historical and ethnographic legacy of Soviet times with present-day scholarship. As the first collection of scholarly contributions in English entirely focusing on the Pamiri people, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of the history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, linguistics, education and geography of Central Asia and/or East Asia as well as of Islam, Islamic thought, minority-majority relations, population movements and the processes of defining and affirming identity among minority groups
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Civilization
SUBJECT Pamir -- History
Pamir -- Civilization
Subject Asia -- Pamir
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Faucher, Carole
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