Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 2, 2011

Afghanistan's Treasures
Some of Afghanistan's most beautiful treasures will be on display at the British Museum this spring, including a crown made for a princess 2,000 years ago that was believed lost as war engulfed the country but survived thanks to the courage of staff...
Editorial
This is the second issue of 20 1 1 . It comprises research papers and articles on different phases of the south Asian history.When Pakistan movement was going on, the Muslims of India as a whole, combining the minority and majority provinces, overwhelmingly...
Historical Process of Marginalization: The Case of Indian-Bengali Muslims
Introduction and BackgroundBengali Muslims living in the West Bengal province of India is an interesting topic to explore and deserves to be examined for its perspective as well as its significance in terms of civil and human rights conditions under...
Let's Let Go
Two of the most common comments I receive through emails are: 'If only Pakistan imposes true Islamic system, we'll be able to get rid of the hypocrisies committed in its name.' Of course, most of such suggestions are purposed by my fellow Pakistanis....
Mining a Threat to Buddhist Treasures in Afghanistan
Aynak: For almost 2,000 years a monastery has perched on a rocky outcrop amid the khaki moonscape of Aynak in Afghanistan. In its heyday a pair of mighty turrets towered over an affluent community of monks who exploited local copper deposits and built...
Obituaries: Dr. N.B. Baloch
On 6th April 2011 we lost our leading historian and versatile scholar, Dr. N.B. Baloch, (also referred as Dr. N.A. Baloch).Dr. Baloch was born on 16th December 1917 in the village of Jafar Khan Leghari (District Sanghar, Sindh). After his early education...
Quaid-I A'zam, Jagannath Azad and Qaumi Taranah (National Anthem)
'The main purpose of this column is to search for the truth only without engaging in any controversy. With an open mind and after satisfying all the demands for the search for truth I am writing these lines.'Some time back there was a claim in the media...
Rebel Queen: The Incredible Life of Ranjit Singh's Wife
AN Indian woman wearing a crinoline over her traditional clothes, and emeralds and pearls under her bonnet, walks in Kensington Gardens in 1861. She is the last Sikh queen of Lahore, the capital of the Punjab empire, and her name is Jindan Kaur. She...
Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said 1920-1998
MADINAT AL-HIKMAHCity of Education, Science and CultureA renaissance of learning has begun to fulfil the perspective and prospective demands of the evolving mind-set of youth in Pakistan. This is the culmination of the lifelong dream of a great humanitarian,...
Societal Change and French Revolution
The classical theory of equality, liberty and fraternity by Jean Jacques Rousseau was eventually put into operation by the audacity of Maximillian Robespierre. At the initial stages of French Revolution, a 'reign of terror' was let loose by Robespierre;...
Tasawwuf Ki Afaqi Qadren (Universal Values of Tasawwuf)
The column adversely commented on the conference on Süfism organized by the Punjab branch of the Academy Adbiät-i Pakistan. He thinks that these efforts for the propagation of Tasaww uf is a part of some sinister neo-imperial conspiracy. (It is interesting...
The Role of Vernacular Press in the Subcontinent during the British Rule: A Study of Perceptions
IntroductionThe Sub-continent of South Asia has been considered as a geographical entity with varied boundaries in different periods of time in spite of internal rifts and external invasions. Its historical existence has remained under query for the...
Woman during the Soomrah Period in Sindh: History or Myth?
Women constitute more than fifty percent of the world population. They play the most important role both as housewives or working women in the development of a country. They work longer hours and bear nearly total responsibility for child-care and house-hold....
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