Popular culture

For Faith, State & the Soul chronicles 75 years of Pakistani cultural traditions

Markings Publishing launches its new title, For Faith, State and the Soul: A History of Popular Culture in Pakistan, written by renowned Pakistani historian Nadeem Farooq Paracha, popularly known as NFP.

The book is now available in bookstores in Pakistan and online for audiences around the world. For Faith, State and the Soul chronicles 75 years of the country’s traditions, initiatives and cultural victories. Divided into pre-partition and post-partition, it chronicles the decades leading up to the 2020s, the book creatively illustrates the evolution of popular culture in Pakistan over the decades, while creating the socio-political events that navigated this culture over the years.

“Popular culture emerges from the people for the people. It’s organic. Unfortunately, its history and evolution have not been very well documented in Pakistan. My book tries to explore this evolution as a way to celebrate it and even more, to understand what drives it,” said Nadeem Farooq Paracha at the book launch.

CEO, Kiran Aman Markings said; “We are delighted to publish NFP’s work, reflecting his signature satire and unique focus on Pakistan’s history. For Faith, State, and the Soul: A History of Popular Culture in Pakistan is a fascinating journey through Pakistani popular culture, relevant across generations.

The book will be available for purchase nationwide at Liberty Books, Polly & Other Stories, Ensemble Home, Pith, Tali, La Villa and Serai Concept Store. The book will also be available to order worldwide on Amazon.com

Nadeem Farooq Paracha is a widely published author and historian. He was a student activist in the mid-1980s before joining journalism in 1990, first as a political reporter and then as a cultural critic. He was accepted as a researcher by the International Forum for Democracy in Washington DC. Paracha is the author of five best-selling books on the social and political history of Pakistan. For Faith, State, and the Soul: A History of Popular Culture in Pakistan is her sixth book.

Markings was founded by Kiran Aman in 2010 with the vision of developing a platform that encourages diversity of expression. Now in its twelfth year, Markings continues to provide ways to give voice to such expressions through words, images, performance and other alternative communication styles, having released numerous critically acclaimed and award-winning titles. in the past.