Social Sciences

Shahab Nama

Shahab Nama (Urdu: شہاب نامہ‎, Book of Shahab s an Urdu autobiography by renowned Pakistani writer and diplomat Qudrat Ullah Shahab. It is an eyewitness account of the background of the subcontinent’s Muslims’ independence movement and of the demand, establishment, and history of Pakistan. The 1248-page long book was published posthumously in 1987, shortly after Shahab’s death. It is his most notable publication …

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Connecting the Dots: Education and Religious Discrimination in Pakistan

Education is critical. This is especially true in Pakistan, an ethnically and religiously diverse nation of around 180 million people. Precisely because of this diversity, education plays a critical role in the fabric of Pakistani life, with the potential of bringing the society together or tearing it apart. Especially important are the roles that educators …

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Pakistan ’ s Political Labyrinths

This book explores Pakistan from different vantage points. It examines a variety of events in contemporary Pakistan through a comprehensive analysis of identity and power politics, media landscapes, military recruitment, the role of madrasahs, terrorism and militancy, and civil war, as well as outlines future trajectories. It studies themes such as Pakistan’s relationship with India, the legacy of Jinnah, gender …

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