I find study of euphemisms interesting as it tell tales from battleground of inclusion, exclusion, or caste politics.
According to minority judgment of Supreme Court, Mukhtaran Mai was gang raped for her brother’s caste crime.
Throughout ‘Muslim’ rule the masses who had converted were never considered a part of the Muslim community.
Middle caste Muslims struggled to attain social status compatible with their newly earned economic status.
Manto's writing was enthusiastically welcomed by those readers who had an interest in the process of change.
No commentator mentions any longer heavy presence of roguish young men around & on rooftop of Lal Masjid - like Manto.
Before process of social transformation started, new professions created, everyone knew their place in tehzeeb.
You have to somehow justify persecution of a religious group, blacking out their role in political history of country.
Textbook board editors have no patience with niceties of fiction; state ideological considerations are more valuable.
The intolerance bred during the Cold war has irrevocably injured the social, moral fabric of Pakistani society.