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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The current issue (No. 3, 2015) of the Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society (Historicus) comprises five research based articles.

The British Colonial Empire besides exploiting their colonies particularly the Subcontinent of South Asia indulged in transforming some of its fertile lands into mere peripheral agricultural appendages for feeding the Metropolitan Industrialist Capital system by earmarking the different provinces to cultivate cash crops like jute, tea, cotton etc.

For increasing their revenues as well as the agricultural output, they introduced the vast irrigational system particularly in the Punjab. These policies introduced fundamental economic changes and patterns in the region.

Dr. Tahir Mahmood (Pakistan) discusses meticulously these policies of the British Colonial Empire and relevant measures in his article 'Colonialism and Locality: Economic Life in the Market Towns of Jhelum Canal Colony, 1902-1930'.

"Sir Sayyid and Gasprinsky: A Comparative Study of Two Modernist Civil Society Movements in India and Russia" by Dr. Hina Khan (Pakistan) presents a somewhat parallel reaction for revival by the Muslim reformers and intellectuals with the difference that Sir Syed Ahmed Khan had to make efforts to safeguard his community from the dual threat viz. …

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