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Dreams of Dinia and a Greater Pakistan

By Martin W. Lewis | October 8, 2010 | 3 Comments

“Pakistan” may denote the “land of the pure” in Urdu, but the word originated as an acronym. In the 1920s and ‘30s, Muslim leaders in British India began to embrace the idea of a separate political homeland for their community, but no name was readily apparent. In a 1933 pamphlet, Choudhary Rahmat Ali coined

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