Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Editorial

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Editorial

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A happy new year to our readers and clients.

This issue has three research papers, the last part of English translation of Kewal Ram's Tadhkirat al-Umarä', a book review, index of vol. LX11 (2014) of the Historicus and few topics of current history.

Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Khan (India) in his article 'Evolving Technology of the Sailing Ships in the Arabian Sea, From Early Medieval to Modern Times' continues to focus his research on the shipping industry and its problems in the medieval and early modem period particularly in the Arabian Sea. In that age the ship-builders still relied on the coconut and teakwood particularly from India, Pegu etc. for building ships. There were notable ship-building centres mostly on the western coast of India like Surat, Goa, Bombay etc. They adopted better techniques from the Chinese and Europeans and succeeded to produce better manoeuvered and durable vessels some of which after eight decades were still rendering service.

From Pakistan Dr. Abdul Rauf has contributed a very well researched and illustrated paper on the Balkan Wars (1911-1912) which deeply stirred the feelings of Indian Muslims even in the backward tribal area of the North Western Frontier Province (now named Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in his article 'The Balkan Wars and British India: A Case study of NWFP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)'. …

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