Tag: Postcolonialism

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,…

Postcolonialism and Marxism

I must declare at the outset that I do not see these two concepts in a binaristic fashion as both these conepcts, at least in my field of study, have more of a dynamic and dialectical relationship rather than an agonistic one. Postcolonial theory is often blamed for its esoteric content and for its reliance…

When Manmohan Singh comes to Islamabad

(Published: April 15, 2012: http://tribune.com.pk/story/365139/when-manmohan-singh-comes-to-islamabad/) The coincidence between President Asif Ali Zardari’s sprint to Delhi last week, and the $10 million head-money on Hafiz Saeed announced by the US could be purely accidental. But this action certainly refocused Indian attention on the alleged Mumbai attack planner, who heads the pantheon of jihadi “heroes” that now…

CFP: Worldly Teaching: Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature

Worldly Teaching: Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature An Edited Collection As universities move from a Eurocentric literature curriculum to one focused on world or global literature, there has emerged a need for a text that addresses the issues of teaching world literature from a theoretical as well as a praxis-derived perspective. Worldly Teaching aims to…

Colonial Crime, Postcolonial Justice

On what basis can a colonial crime be decided in a postcolonial context? The court that indicted Ilmuddin was a British colonial court; it had a colonial jurisprudential logic and legality. Now the entire paradigm has changed. The crown has been replaced by the crescent. The Lahore High Court (LHC) has accepted a petition requesting…

Postnational Fantasy, Now Published

(Note: all the three editors have been part of the Pakistaniaat editorial team from the very start) According to our publisher’s website, the Postnational Fantasy has now been published and can be ordered through our publisher as well as through Amazon.com. Please do order a personal copy or request your library to order a copy.…

CFP: 40th Annual Conference on South Asia

The 40th Annual Conference on South Asia will be held on October 20 – 23, 2011 at the Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton St., Madison, WI 53703. The Conference is hosted by the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Annual Conference on South Asia attracts over 650 scholars and other…

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,…

Pakistani Feminist's Memoir Dropped by Syracuse University Press

by Mandy Van Deven Note: (This is an excerpt from the original article from change.org, provided according to fair use rules of the change.org website. For full article, please visit this link: Full Article) Last March, Fawzia Afzal-Khan’s memoir Lahore with Love: Growing up with Girlfriends Pakistani Style was released by Syracuse University Press (SUP).…