What coffeehouses stand for


May 18, 2010

KARACHI: This is with reference to Rasul Bakhsh’s article in your paper titled “Loss of idealism” (May 18). I salute the professor for showing readers what a coffeehouse meant in Pakistan’s intellectual history. This he has done at a time when such places are usually seen as where someone goes to see and be seen and not engage in any intellectual pursuits or discussions.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 19th, 2010.

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