Women and Sports (in Pakistan).

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Women of Pakistan by Pakistan Publications. (Washington, D.C.: Printed by Gibson Bros., 1949).

Insert reads: Champion athletes of Pakistan photographed with Quaid-i-Azam Mohamed Ali Jinnah, founder and first Governor-General of Pakistan, and is Miss Fatima Jinnah, after the first All-Pakistan Olympic Games held in April, 1948.

 

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‘A tennis player’ – Women of Pakistan by Pakistan Publications. (Washington, D.C.: Printed by Gibson Bros., 1949).

Trawling through some old archival material I came across Women of Pakistan, published in 1949, it offers a visual feast of material relating to women in early Pakistan. For an official publication, it is illuminating of the time when Pakistan had just been created. There is not much on the individual women themselves but certainly the pictures themselves are great importance. While I try to discover more about this early era of sports history, I would love to know more from those who might know of women who were involved in sports or have any stories to share themselves.

 

 

 

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