Honour and Violence

Honour and Violence

The practice of karo kari allows family, especially fathers, brothers and sons, to take the lives of their daughters, sisters and mothers if they are accused of adultery. This volume examines the central position of karo kari in the social, political and juridical structures in Upper Sindh, Pakistan. Drawing connections between local contests over marriage and resources, Nafisa Shah unearths deep historical processes and power relations. In particular, she explores… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (October 01, 2016)

Collection: New Directions in Anthropology

Page count: 302 pages

Language: English


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