Political History

History, Communal Narratives and Sectarian Politics

This politics draws heavily from history; rather it uses History as the major tool for spreading hate against the ‘other’…

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Insurgency Factors in Balochistan (Part-II)

The insurgencies of 1948, 1956, 1973-75 and the present unrest in Marri-Bugti and Mekran areas since 2005 where military operations…

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Insurgency Factors in Balochistan (Part-I)

The insurgencies of 1948, 1956, 1973-75 and the present unrest in Marri-Bugti and Mekran areas since 2005 where military operations…

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Mao-Lana Bhashani: Maoism and the Unmaking of Pakistan

The paper will show how Mujib’s nationalism was just one of the currents in East Pakistan over this period, the…

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Maulana Bhashani was the first to declare ‘Independence’ of East Pakistan

Exposed to the aftermath of the country’s greatest human tragedy caused by nature, the Maulana was reportedly seen ‘weeping like…

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One Unit Scheme of Pakistan, 1955-1970 revisited

After the East broke away to form Bangladesh, the Punjab province insisted that politics in the rump West Pakistan now…

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Misrepresenting Subhash Chandra Bose’s philosophy

While the ruling Hindutva ideology sees Islam and Christianity as “foreign religions” and developed this ideology into misconceptions and hate…

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Why the Partition of India and Pakistan still casts a long shadow over the region

The end of British colonial rule birthed two sovereign nations—but hastily drawn borders caused simmering tensions to boil over. 75…

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Abdul Samad Khan’s Perceptions of Pashtoonistan (Part-III)

Abdul Samad Khan opposed the British imposed system of Nawabs and Sardars, and had also demanded the abolition of Sardari…

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Abdul Samad Khan’s Perceptions of Pashtoonistan (Part-II)

Abdul Samad Khan opposed the British imposed system of Nawabs and Sardars, and had also demanded the abolition of Sardari…

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