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

Obituary: DR. HAMIDA KHUHRO

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

Obituary: DR. HAMIDA KHUHRO

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Dr. Hamida Khuhro, (1936-2017) an eminent historian and daughter of Mr. Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, one time the Chief Minister of Sindh, passed away in February this year.

Although Dr. Khuhro belonged to a prominent political family of Sindh, she preferred an academic life and authored a number of books on history. She also served twice as Sindh Education Minister.

Dr. Hamida Khuhro got her early education in her village Aqil (Larkana district), but later she moved to Karachi. She got her master's degree from the University of Karachi. She then studied at Cambridge, Oxford and London, and completed her doctorate in South Asian History from the University of London. The title of her PhD thesis was "The making of modern Sindh: a study of British policy and its effects on social change in the region in the 19th century" (pbd. 1978 and 1999).

Dr. Khuhro's other works are: Sindh through the Centuries, a compilation of papers read at the international seminar on Sindh in 1975; The Making of Modern Sindh: British Policy and Social Change in the Nineteenth Century and Mohammad Ayub Khuhro: A Life of Courage in Politics, a biographical sketch of her father. She co-authored a book entitled Karachi: Megacity of Our Times as well.

Besides these books, she studied and wrote on Hur Movement (1890) in a paper entitled: A Nineteenth Century Guerrilla War. …

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