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Remoteness and Modernity: Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Shafqat Hussain


This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. The author examines the surprisingly diverse ways that the people of Hunza, a remote independent state in Pakistan, have been viewed by outsiders over the past century. The author also explores how the Hunza people perceived British colonialists, Pakistani state officials, modern-day Westerners, and others, and how the local people used their remote status strategically, ensuring their own interests were served as they engaged with the outside world.

Keywords: remote areas, remoteness, Hunza people, Pakistan, outside World

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300205558
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300205558.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shafqat Hussain, author
Trinity College