Society and NGOs working in rural Sindh have a dialectical relationship with each
other and with rural communities, particularly peasants and marginalized rural ethnic
groups. In this article, the nature and structure of Sindhi civil society vis-à-vis
their efforts to differentiate themselves from Pakistani civil society and ethnically
hegemonic NGO-structuring, resultant perceived marginalization of Sindhi civil society
and NGOs working in rural Sindh, have been classified, explained and analyzed in
the light of secondary and primary data. Effort has been made to locate historical
intersection points between the spawning of NGOs and the origin of modern Civil
Society networks, and relate it to Sindhi civil society in global perspective. This
paper is the result of the analysis of secondary data validated through an ethnographic
study conducted in Naon Dumbaalo and Chamber area of District Badin, and urban area
of Qasimabad at Hyderabad District in Lower Sindh.
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