Tharparkar

The 1971 War, Caste, Citizenship and a War Memorial in Tharparkar

“War” and subsequent occupation of Tharparkar in the winters of 1971 is still the most traumatic memory for the now…

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Sodha Rajputs of Sindh can’t visit family in Rajasthan and Gujarat

The Sodha Rajputs have been visiting India for decades, particularly Gujarat and Rajasthan, mostly to visit family and look for…

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Pakistan’s Forgotten Dalit Minority

There are 42 different Dalits castes in the country, the most numerous being Bhils, Meghwals, Odhs and Kohlis. Yoginder Sikand…

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Like here, like there

Today, the world has forgotten Bhittai’s “Like here, like there”, which points to the universality of human existence. K P…

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Memorial Stones of Nagarparkar

Memorial stones belong to the Sodha and other clans of the Rajputs. The Sodha once ruled over Nagarparkar. Zulfiqar Ali…

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Residential Segregation in Mithi and Karachi

The structure of Mithi Town, in Tharparkar, is built around caste neighborhoods, and even today no family that belongs to…

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The Mystifying Rise of Suicide in Pakistan’s Thar Desert

It isn’t uncommon to hear of one every other week, to see photos of bodies circulating on social media. Alizeh…

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Remembering Ghullam Muhammad Janjhi – A leading poet and writer of Tharparkar

Ghullam Muhammad Janjhi passed away on 16 June 2010 and was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at village…

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250 Thari girls complete 4-month Skill Development Training

Training of another batch of 950, including 900 females is underway; training courses have been arranged by Sindh Development Organization…

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Free Mental Health Camps organized in Tharparkar District

A team of leading experts of mental health from Karachi and Hyderabad examined the patients in remote parts of the…

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