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On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan

On Wings of Diesel: Trucks, Identity and Culture in Pakistan (Hardback)

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Illustrated with beautiful colour photos throughout, On Wings of Diesel takes us on a journey through the fascinating world of Pakistani truck decoration. Ornately adorned and considered as moving artA", these trucks - veritable roving exhibitions - depict all aspects of life and support a highly developed artisanal industry. Examining designs and motifs, the cultural significance of the practice, and the motivations of truck owners, Jamal J. Elias provides a unique window on Pakistan's complex society that addresses questions of culture and religion in an accessible and exciting way.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsDecorative artsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesReligion & BeliefsIslamTransportRoad & motor vehicles: general interestBuses, trams & commercial vehicles: general interest Publisher: Oneworld Publications Publication Date: 01/04/2011 ISBN-13: 9781851687497  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jamal J. Elias is Professor of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and the author of Key Themes for the Study of Islam (Onewolrd 2010). The world's foremost expert on Pakistani truck art, Elias is also a photographer who has held a number of solo and group exhibitions in the US.

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