Zikri Women at the Crossroads of Political Economy and Social Development in Sindh and Balochistan
Author: Bramsh Khan

In this era of global socio-economic development, the most common thing to be found is; diversity occurring in synchronized manner. Coping up with these diversities has so smoothly become a part of our living styles. Such coping up and merging up has expunged many of the minor sects and factions. One of such minor sect in Pakistan is also in the edge of mergence i.e. Zikri Sect which has already lost many of its followers; some because of forced conversion and others because of ideological and identity crisis. The once major population of Zikris in Makran, have now remained minor and marginalized. Further, because of proselytizing many of the original substances of the Zikri sect have been altered also; some of the examples are their style of living; their manner of marriages and also their rules of honour (Baloch Mayar). In this regard, this thesis is about how the Zikri sects have moved along in this developed and competitive era both politically and socially? Particular care has been taken of Zikri females as females are regarded as a most honorable member of the society. In order to gauge the effect of development on Zikri sect intensely; two contrasting locales have been specified i.e. Karachi (Hub of industrialization and thus an urbanized area and Makran a rather rural area with much less facilitations). Moreover, many of the other inductive and deductive issues surrounding Zikri sect have also been discussed in this thesis and all such micro analysis have been knotted to the macro issue of political and social empowerment of Zikri female. Supervisor:- Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Co-Supervisor:- Mr. Fahd Zulfiqar

Meta Data

Supervisor: Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro
Cosupervisor: Fahd Zulfiqar

Related Thesis​