ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Class Character of the Pakistani State

N K Chandra The Muslim League, the main political force behind the creation of Pakistan, was from its inception dominated by two classes: the zamindars from north-west India and the traders from western India. Even after the numerically dominant poor Muslim peasants from East Bengal rallied to the League, its organisation remained very firmly under the control of these two classes.

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