Why Pakistani People Have Lost a Sense of Nationality

Good Essays
Why Pakistani do not have a sense of National Identity.
Identity may be defined as a distinctive characteristic of an individual or a particular group of individuals. For one’s survival in this world it is very crucial to maintain his identity. If we expand the criterion of ‘identity’ to national level it is of utmost importance because it is nation’s identity which distinguishes its people from the rest of the world. The importance of national Identity can be better analyzed by the fact that it is the base of all the policies, i.e. domestic and foreign policy and hence the social. economic cultural and ethical development of any country partly depends upon its national identity. In other words actions of a nation are determined by its identity. As far as Pakistan’s identity is concerned, it may be divided into three phases, i.e. pre-partition, post partition and present day.
The term ‘identity crisis’ is used to denote a particular situation where by an individual, group of individuals or a nation faces conflicts regarding its identity. These conflicts occur when one’s ideological basis and prevailing circumstances contradict in such a way that the prevailing circumstances dominate the ideological basis. . With reference to Pakistan the history of ‘identity crisis’ have its roots in the late Mughal dynasty. The comfort-loving attitude of the rulers, bloodsheds for the throne, abandoned faith, mismanagement of domestic economic and political matters, absence of updated foreign developments and other moral, ethical and social weaknesses were the major forces which contributed in the identity crisis of the Muslims of South Asia. In pre partition era where by Muslims of south Asia have lost their regime and British rule tighten the span of their social , cultural and political life. Actually they lost their rule just because of the ‘lost identity’. After a half century of submissive life they began to find the ‘lost identity’ and they succeeded. The second phase of

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    People seem to be losing their sense of community for fear of “getting involved.” A community is a safe quiet place where a bunch of families enjoy the company of each other. Some family could work in a cubical at an office and others could work at the post office, whatever their occupation is there is always peace and quiet in the neighborhood. Kids playing outside knowing each other like if they were family, backyard grill out and other events, but when something bad happens in the neighborhood…

    • 607 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    means rule of the people. Like other successful democracies the power of administration is determined at the grass root level through electorate. It then moves upward in the administrative hierarchical structure and is then dispensed off downwards. Other state institutions including defense, judiciary and bureaucracy complement democracy. Though there have been incidents where one or more institutions conspired to help establish dictatorships but public resilience at large have been too overpowering…

    • 1803 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    people's lives. But have your ever thought about why do people have these beliefs? Why do these beliefs even exist? Take a look at the history you might say people created religions just because they wanted to rule the rest of people or to secure their own social status. These stories may be true but they are not the root cause. Actually early religion was created just to explain natural phenomena and had nothing to do with politics. So nobody had enforced a belief, on the contrary people spontaneously…

    • 723 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Marranos: a Lost People

    • 2508 Words
    • 11 Pages

    Marranos: A Lost People Some people might call them New Jews, some New Christians, and others call them Marranos. The majority of the world population has no idea who the Marranos are. To begin to explain these secret people, one must first receive a lesson in World History. We will begin in the 1492. In school, we are brainwashed to connect the year 1492 with the year that Columbus discovered the New World. Yet, if we look at the year 1492, there are other occurrences which are noteworthy…

    • 2508 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    consequences of saying something before they say it, being honest even if it’s brutal. We can consider people like this not having a filter while speaking and being blunt. Also, the individual will freely interrupt another person while conversing. Throughout the movie Pat has no filter. It was first noted when he first arrived home. His mother Dolores discretely told him before entering the house that his father lost his job and is now bookmaking to earn money to open a restaurant. Once he encounters his father…

    • 249 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Why There Are So Many People Have Pets? Studies have shown that having pets is a way to keep people live longer. They are loyal, understanding, and lovable. Especially for seniors and people who live alone, pets bring joys, entertainment, and love. Here are three reasons why most people have pets: to reduce loneliness, have a company and exercise. Loneliness is one of the most things that human beings fear. As we age, loneliness becomes our companion; it can lead to depression and some other…

    • 442 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Pakistani

    • 453 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Pakistan (Urdu: اِسلامی جُمہُوریۂ پاكِستان‎, Islāmī Jumhūriya-ē Pākistān,pronounced [ɪsˈlɑːˌmi d͡ʒʊmˈɦu.riə-ˌeː ˌpɑː.kɪsˈt̪ɑːn]), is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 180 million people, it is the sixth most populous country in the world. Located at the crossroads of the strategically important regions of South Asia, Central Asia and Western Asia, Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650 mi) coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered…

    • 453 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Mazzini On Nationality

    • 893 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Modern History Sourcebook: Giuseppe Mazzini: On Nationality, 1852 Giuseppe Mazzini (1805­1872), the founder (1831) of Young Italy, was perhaps the leading figure in liberal nationalism. He saw the creation of a democratic Italian state as crucial to Italy 's development. Europe no longer possesses unity of faith, of mission, or of aim. Such unity is a necessity in the world. Here, then, is the secret of the crisis. It is the duty of every one to examine and analyse calmly and carefully the probable…

    • 893 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Analysis Approximately 116 people tested probably positive for having synesthesia out of 240 results in my study to find out how many people have synesthesia. That means 48% of the participants of my study had at least one form of synesthesia, of which there are at least 60. It also mean that out of the approximate 7 billion people populating planet Earth, 3.38 billion have some form of synesthesia. So, according to my study, 1 in 10.4 people have synesthesia. That was significantly more than I…

    • 108 Words
    • 1 Page
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    I think people should get dogs because they are good companions. I also think pets, especially dogs, help you and improve your life. Some people say their dogs changed their lives because when you take care of a dog you need to learn to be unselfish. People also say dogs help them communicate better. When you have a dog, you have to try to find out what it wants, and that can help you find out how to talk to other people. An important thing about getting a dog is to find one that suits you. When…

    • 327 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays