BOOK REVIEWS – Pakistani women: A socioeconomic and demographic profile


Edited by Nasra Shah, a well-known Pakistani demographer, this 412-page book tells us almost everything we wanted to know, or have known, about Pakistani women – their demographic profile, socioeconomic conditions, and their rights and obligations as prescribed by religion and practiced by society. The book begins with an enlightening Foreword by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi and moves on to a lengthy Introduction by Nasra Shah. This is followed by the two major parts of the volume: Part I which describes the demographic situation and Part II which deals with the socioeconomic situation.

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