Tag: Pakistan Academic

CFP–INDUS: A Journal of Art, Culture & Design

INAUGURAL ISSUE: CALL FOR PAPERS: “CITIES”  The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture is pleased to announce the launch of its new academic journal, Indus, and to invite submissions for our inaugural issue. Indus is seeking essays, research papers, reviews, criticism, and interviews from scholars and practitioners that address historical and contemporary visual, artifactual,…

The Non-violent Face of Islam

In 2011, at an exhibition titled “The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara” held at the Asia Society Museum, New York, a sequence of ‘carved narrative panels depicting episodes from the life of Buddha’ were displayed. These reminded me of ‘carved narratives’ appearing on tiny steatite seals discovered from Moen jo Daro. Some of…

Media as warmongers

In assuming this role as warmongers voluntarily, news media flare up the war hysteria and promote conflict and tension between rival nations. In this role the mainstream media do not kill people directly; they create a mindset to destroy the perceived “others”. “Although there may be doubts about the media’s peacemaking potential, it can be…

Open letter to The President, Prime Minister, Interior Ministry, Chief Justice, Chief Ministers, and heads of all political parties, Pakistan

(From Citizens for Democracy) March 9, 2011: Over 300 prominent individuals – academics, columnists, writers, doctors, lawyers, businessmen and women, IT professionals, students, journalists and others – from Pakistan and elsewhere (including India, France, Italy, USA, UK, Canada) besides over 80 organisations from Pakistan and abroad have endorsed this Open letter to The President, Prime…

Call for Papers: Pakistaniaat Special Issue on FAIZ AHMED FAIZ

Special issue of  Pakistaniaat on FAIZ AHMED FAIZ, December 2011 This special issue is in honour of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s centennial year and is dedicated to the universal themes of love and resistance in his poetry. Faiz has had and continues to have a national following as a people’s poet in Pakistan. He has also…

Blame Game

From (Viewpoint Online) Samaa TV program anchor Meher Bokhari, whose aggressive interview of Taseer a few weeks prior to his assassination has raised troubling questions about media responsibility. Did her insistence, that Governor Taseer had somehow engaged in defamation of Prophet Muhammad by simply calling the blasphemy law a man-made law and as such, amendable,…

Women’s Rights in Islam, By Sayed Mumtaz Ali

Translated by Masood Ashraf Raja Preface In these few pages I have explained the crux of my thoughts about the rights of women, a subject upon which I have often thought and reflected. Although my thoughts have gone through slight changes over a period, my views on all- important aspects of this subject have neither…

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Now that we have transformed our blog into a multi-author, newspaper-like format, we would love for you to contribute your work. You can either email us your writings (pakistaniaat@gmail.com) or register with the website as a contributor and upload your content directly. Our Topics of Interest: Pakistani Politics and Current Affairs Pakistani Culture, History, and…

Pakistan Workshop 2011: The Politics of Space

Pakistan Workshop 2011: The Politics of Space (Deadline for abstracts 31st Jan 2011) The Lake District, 6th-8th May 2011 Although the use of space has been implicitly a part of many academic works, it is important to question how it is defined and reproduced. As a dynamic category, it is constantly divided, regulated and negotiated.…