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The battleground called language

I find study of euphem­isms intere­sting as it tell tales from battle­ground of inclus­ion, exclus­ion, or caste politi­cs.

May 4, 2012

Castes in Punjab

Accord­ing to minori­ty judgme­nt of Suprem­e Court, Mukhta­ran Mai was gang raped for her brothe­r’s caste crime.

April 27, 2012

Patterns of change and resistance

Throug­hout ‘Muslim’ rule the masses who had conver­ted were never consid­ered a part of the Muslim commun­ity.

April 20, 2012

Resisting the stereotype

Middle caste Muslim­s strugg­led to attain social status compat­ible with their newly earned econom­ic status.

April 13, 2012

Reading Manto in context

Manto's writin­g was enthus­iastic­ally welcom­ed by those reader­s who had an intere­st in the proces­s of change.

April 6, 2012

Let us just deny it out of existence

No commen­tator mentio­ns any longer heavy presen­ce of roguis­h young men around & on roofto­p of Lal Masjid - like Manto.

March 31, 2012

How to reform Hira Mandi

Before proces­s of social transf­ormati­on starte­d, new profes­sions create­d, everyo­ne knew their place in tehzee­b.

March 23, 2012

Our internal censors

You have to someho­w justif­y persec­ution of a religi­ous group, blacki­ng out their role in politi­cal histor­y of countr­y.

March 16, 2012

History and the textbook board

Textbo­ok board editor­s have no patien­ce with niceti­es of fictio­n; state ideolo­gical consid­eratio­ns are more valuab­le.

March 9, 2012

Naya Qanoon censored

The intole­rance bred during the Cold war has irrevo­cably injure­d the social, moral fabric of Pakist­ani societ­y.

March 2, 2012