The Art Culture of Pakistan

Culture in Pakistan dates back to more than 5,000 years to the period of the Indus civilization.  Also called the Indus Valley or Harappan civilization, Indus was the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent.  The emphasis on the Islamic religion has brought about a strong romantic identification with Islamic culture in Pakistan. Traditionally, literature – most notably poetry – has been one of the richest forms of art