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Pakistan Unveiled

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Sona Datta shows how Pakistan used to be the meeting point for many different faiths from around the world and has produced some extraordinary works of art.

This is the story of the Indian subcontinent told through the treasures of three very different people, places and dynasties that have shaped the modern Indian world.

All too often, Pakistan is portrayed as a country of bombs, beards and burkhas. The view of it as a monolithic Muslim state is even embodied in the name of the country, 'the Islamic Republic of Pakistan'.

Yet, as Sona Datta shows, it used to be the meeting point for many different faiths from around the world and has an intriguing multicultural past - a past about which it is to some extent in denial. It also produced some extraordinary and little-known works of art which Sona, from her work as a curator at the British Museum, explores and explains.

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Mon 7 Jan 2019 00:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sona Datta
Production Company Tern Television Productions Ltd
Series Producer Hugh Thomson
Director Hugh Thomson
Executive Producer Harry Bell
Participant Fakir Syed Saifuddin
Participant Ali Sethi
Participant Saadan Peerzoda
Participant Salima Hashmi
Participant Rashid Rana

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