ETHNIC IDENTITY AND POLITICAL CONSTRUCTION: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF BALUCHISTAN’S STRUGGLE FOR AUTONOMY IN PAKISTAN

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Bushra Saleem
Rabia khalid
Shayeema Farooqi
Khizra Nasir
Zubaria Aziz

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One of the complex issues in Balochistan is autonomy movement that concern historical grievances, social and political phenomena bringing state institutions forefront creating while contesting Baloch identity. This study aims to present some basics of Baloch identity and its conflict with the state, also considering it as a contribution in academic categories of political anthropology; ethnic politics and identity construction under Pakistan context. This study delves into the complex realm of ethnic politics and identity formation in Pakistan, examining Balochistan – a distinct marginal province. Developing an in-depth analysis of the historical climate, dynamics within that time and state institutions this research uses political anthropology to understand not only Baloch ethnic identity but also autonomy against Pakistan.

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Bushra Saleem, Rabia khalid, Shayeema Farooqi, Khizra Nasir, & Zubaria Aziz. (2024). ETHNIC IDENTITY AND POLITICAL CONSTRUCTION: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF BALUCHISTAN’S STRUGGLE FOR AUTONOMY IN PAKISTAN. International Journal of Contemporary Issues in Social Sciences .ISSN (E) 2959-2461 (P) 2959-3808, 3(2), 60–65. Retrieved from http://ijciss.org/index.php/ijciss/article/view/612
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