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Translation and Transliteration ; List of Abbreviations ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Beliefs about Names ; 3. Names and the Islamic Identity ; 4. Names, Power, and Class ; 5. First Names, Nick Names, and No-Naming ; 6. The Modernization of Names ; 7. Names as Traps: Name-Changing ; 8. Conclusion ; Appendices ; Annexures ; Glossary ; Notes ; References ; Index

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Tariq Rahman PhD is presently Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. He is also HEC Distinguished National Professor and Professor Emeritus at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Dr Rahman has been a guest professor in Denmark and Spain, and a Fulbright research scholar (1995-96) at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He was also the fiArst incumbent of the Pakistan Chair at U.C. Berkeley (2004-05). He has been a research fellow at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies and the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg. He has been given several awards: the Presidential Pride of Performance (1994), HEC lifetime achievement award, the highly prestigious Humboldt Research Award (2012) from Germany, and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2013. He was awarded a higher doctorate (D.Litt) by the University of Sheffield for all of his published research in 2014.

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