Culture is a factor that is prevalent in many arenas and has been widely patronized for various reasons. It is upheld to proclaim the prominence of a particular clan. Culture acts as status-marker, unifying factor and badge of identity. Bapsi Sidhwa in her novel The Pakistani Bride has deeply probed into the aspect of culture and social conflict. The research paper investigates the causes of cultural conflict in the work and also analyzes the social norms of the Kohistani community. The ethnocentric beliefs of the tribe and the reasons for their assumed superior status have been explored. Keywords: Social norms, Bapsi Sidhwa, Cultural Conflict, Kohistani tribe, ethnocentric community.
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