Tag: History

History and our national imagination

That all nations imagine themselves to be exceptional is a fact, but how this exceptionalism is articulated, disseminated, and internalised is often not clearly understood. Most theorists of nationalism agree that official history and historiography plays an important role in crafting the national imagination. In the case of Pakistan, a certain specific articulation of history…

For God’s sake!

If possession of liquor, and not its consumption, is a crime, Odho should face justice. The question is: is possessing two bottles of liquor such a big crime that the Chief Justice of Pakistan feels forced to take a suo motu action? In March 1977, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto spoke to the people of Lahore for…