ISBN 9789383098491,Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience

Historic Temples in Pakistan: A Call to Conscience


Niyogi Books



Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789383098491

ISBN-10 938309849X


Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language (English)

History and Politics

This book contains a narrative of 40 old religious sites, including Hindu temples, in Balochistan. She has also visited the Thar desert and the Indus River Valley in Sindh. The book is about Pakistan's social order and how it is bringing about its own destruction. She has documented Hindu places of worship, major festivals and important orders of priesthood. The Hindus, Christians, Ahmadis and Shi'ite Muslims make up just 5 percent of the population of Pakistan. This book talks about the problems that this brings about too. She talks about the vandalism of temples that are caused because of land disputes, backlash or commercial gain. The minorities are worried because of Pakistan's blasphemy laws. For example, the Ahmadis are not recognized as Muslims in Pakistan. Read this book to understand the complexities of the minority, and gain knowledge about Pakistan and the historic sites mentioned in this book.

About Reema Abbasi

Reema Abbasi is a Karachi-based journalist and author. She wrote Historic Temples of Pakistan: A Call to Conscience after travelling across the nation.