The book is important to understand the relations between political Islam and gender.
[The book] breaks many stereotypes. For instance, hijab clad women who are looked upon by many as passive victims of a hardline Islam might not see themselves that way at all. Babar’s research reveals that such women, more often than not, view themselves as active participants in the quest to change society.
This feisty book, as echoed in the title We Are All Revolutionaries Here, is a fascinating mapping by a Pakistani woman of the journey that a generation of ‘born again’ Pakistanis have taken towards the re-constitution of a Pakistani Islamic identity that rejects the hotchpotch of western culture and Pakistani’s plural ethnic cultures to embrace a version of militant Islam that erases all other versions and problematically condones ‘fringe’ vigilante groups using violence in the name of faith.
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