Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 3, July-September

"24Th International Pakistan History Conference: History and Historiography of South Asia"
14-16 APRIL, 2014, LAHORE (PAKISTAN)A Three-Day International Conference titled "24th International Pakistan History Conference: History and Historiography of South Asia," was held from 14-16 April, 2014. The venue was the Department of History and Pakistan...
Addendum
In 1664 or later, neither Awrangzïb nor any of his subordinates made any military move against the city of Benares or Kashi. Reference by the author on the authority of G.S. Ghurey (Indian Sddhus, Bombay, 1964, p. 105) appears unsubstantiated; perhaps...
Dasnami Sannyasis in Eighteenth Century Politics and Economy
The Sannyäsis who rose against the English rule were not certainly not what the term 'Sannyäsi' means, i.e., one who has renounced the world for the sake of a spiritual life, since these Sannyäsis were very much men of the world. They were a wandering...
Editorial
This issue comprises of four articles, current history and a report of the 24th Pakistan History Conference held this year in Lahore.From India, Dr. Ananda Bhattacharya has presented a detailed study of the phenomenon of'Dasnamî Sannyäsis in the Eighteenth...
Is the Taj Mahal Pakistani?
Of Course, this is an absurd question.How on earth could the Taj Mahal 'be Pakistani' and claim a nationality which was only imagined 400 years after the mausoleum was constructed, and one hopes that no one in their senses would ask such a preposterous...
MADINAT AL-HIKMAH City of Education, Science and Culture
A 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, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said (1920-1998), President,...
Mawlana Barakatullah Bhopali's Role in the Freedom Movement
Mawlänä Barakatulläh Bhopäli (1859-1927), an indefatigable freedom fighter, a revolutionary religious scholar and an Indian nationalist through and through, occupies a unique place in the history of Indian Islam in that he had been endowed with an amazing...
Prison Literature in Urdu Left Aside to Die Down
The term 'prison literature' refers to the literature, fiction or otherwise, created during confinement. There is a long list of works that were conceived and written in prison and recognised as literary masterpieces. For instance, Boethius, a Roman...
Stamp Issued in Britain to Honour Wwii Heroine
London: Britain's Royal Mail has issued postage stamp of Noorunissa Inayat Khan, the World War II heroine who was descendant of Tipu Sultan.The stamp, part of a set of ten stamps in the 'Remarkable Lives' series, honours Noor Inayat on her centenary...
The Decline of the Ottoman Empire and the South Asian Barelwis: A Case Study of the Khilafat Movement (1918 - 1924)
As an eye-witness to the religious as well as socio-political conditions of the Muslim World, particularly of the largest Hanafi Muslims' Empire, the South Asian Barelwi 'ulama and mashä'ikh were very much concerned about the future of the Ottoman Empire,...
The Discovery of Rock Paintings in Sindh
Rock paintings have been reported from different regions of Pakistan. They have been found in the Musa Khel region of Loralai District in Balochistan, Buner, Swat, Manshera Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and Khaplu, and Astor in Gilgit-Baltistan. The...
The Doctor and the Saint
India's feisty Dalit leader Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar scarcely finds place in our historical consciousness, having been airbrushed from much of the discourse about the freedom movement though he has been assigned the innocuous pedestal of the father of the...
The Fire-Breathing Tiger of Mysore
The month of May holds a special place in Pakistan's defence history as the 28th of this month is celebrated as Youm-i-Takbeer, marking that fateful day in 1998 when Pakistan conducted its first nuclear tests in the mountain wilderness of Chagai in Balochistan....
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