Igrew up in Zia’s Pakistan. We lived in a country that was being re-engineered as an “Islamic state”. State television had extensive programming on religion and even the television soaps, with some glorious exceptions, regurgitated the state narrative: Pakistan was an ideological state and it needed to assume a new identity independent of its plural culture and thousands of years of history inherited from the Indian subcontinent. In this milieu, I was also subject to mild indoctrinat