The Delhiwala community: formation and use of identity after migration to Karachi at Partition
BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Abdul Haque Chang, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences
SSLA Culminating Experience
This research aims to explore the identity formation of the Delhiwala community after their migration to Pakistan from Delhi, India at Partition, and the subsequent socio-political use of this identity henceforth. It unravels the origins and history of this community back in Delhi and their present-day conditions in Karachi. This research also explores the reasoning behind the formation and use of such identities: what underlying traditions are responsible for it and the thought process behind that. Comparison with relevant communities, with a similar history, is also discussed to better understand the identity formation of the Delhiwala community, before a conclusive statement can be made about the use of their identity socio-politically.
Zubair, S. (2022). The Delhiwala community: formation and use of identity after migration to Karachi at Partition (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/174
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