Writing history is not an easy undertaking; you must overcome many obstacles and conduct extensive research as you put together your historical work. The history of Kasur is not specifically covered in any literature. Amjad Zafar Ali, who is in the IT and accounting fields but has written a thorough history of Kasur, is someone I got to know. His debut book, Morning Tea That Never Reached Kasur, was the first English-language history of Kasur ever written. His third book, Historical Archives of Kasur, currently offers extensive information and history about Kasur. He has made an effort to include all facets of life, including Kasur’s 2,000-year history and culture, which have been influenced by Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and British communities. I wish the very best of luck to Amjad, who has made a great contribution to his city of birth. ISBN: 9786277656058 Publisher: LAHORE SHANASI PUBLICTION Subtitle:
Following the hidden lives of the global ?1%?, this book examines the networks, social practices, marriages, and machinations of the elite in Pakistan. In doing so, it reveals the daily, even mundane, ways in which elites contribute to and shape the inequality that characterizes the modern world. Operating in a rapidly developing economic environment, the experience of Pakistan?s wealthiest and most powerful members contradicts widely held assumptions that economic growth is leading to increasingly impersonalized and globally standardized economic and political structures.
?This is a fascinating ethnography of the ?micro-politics of elite lives??a depressing but important read and a necessary corrective to every study of Pakistan that concludes with an aspirational list of policy reforms.? ? Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)
?Through remarkable access, rich descriptions, and incisive analyses, the author deepens our understanding of the reproduction of elites and inequalities. She provides important insights into the spaces and relationships through which capital is accumulated, channeled, and secured by elites, all the while taking seriously the question of gender, ?race,? nation, and sexuality as it relates to class formation. Her book provides a rich resource for future research to explore old and new forms of elite integration and division?In an increasingly interdependent and unequal world, books like this enable us to better understand the consequences of elite formations for all of our lives.? ? FOCAAL
?A rich, very insightful and highly engaging biography of Pakistan?s business and industrial elite.? ? Nafisa Shah, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
?An entertaining, surprising, and lively account of the secret life of the global elite in their particular parochial Pakistani setting. Scholars of Pakistan, of economic and political anthropology, and of development, will all surely look forward to this book with eager anticipation.? ? Caroline Schuster, Australian National University
ISBN: 9786277626020 Publisher: LIBERTY PUBLISHING Subtitle: THE MICROPOLITICS OF WEALTH IN PAKISTAN
?We Take Our Cities with Us is an exquisite memoir, a dazzling exploration of time, place, and self. I loved it.?
?With grace and power, this mesmerizing memoir swirls from continent to continent, decade to decade, through a journey of identity, memory, loyalty, and loss. Part map, part family tree, We Take Our Cities with Us provides an intimate glimpse into what it means to make a home in the global modern age. Sorayya Khan is an exquisite storyteller.?
?This extraordinary memoir traverses a deeply personal terrain dotted with questions of identity, culture, and belonging. Khan engrosses the reader with myriad journeys, histories, and piercing insights. Thoroughly gratifying.?
Even when we leave them, our cities never leave us. After her Dutch mother?s death, Sorayya Khan confronts her grief by revisiting their relationship, her parents? lives, and her own Pakistani Dutch heritage in a multicultural memoir that unfolds over seven cities and three continents. We Take Our Cities with Us ushers us from Khan?s childhood independence forged at her grandparents? home in Lahore; to her adolescence in Pakistan?s new capital, Islamabad; to Syracuse and Ithaca, New York, where Khan finds her footing as the mother of young, brown sons in post-9/11 America; to her birthplace, Vienna, where her parents die; and finally to Amsterdam and Maastricht, the cities of her mother?s conflicted youth. In Khan?s gripping telling of her immigrant experience, she shows us what it is to raise children and lose parents in worlds other than your own. Drawing on family history, geopolitics, and art in this stunning story of loss, identity, and rediscovery, Khan beautifully illuminates the complexities of our evolving global world and its most important constant: love. ISBN: 9789697834563 Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS Subtitle:
This book traces the contribution of Punjabis born before the Partition of India in 1947 to Indian cinema. It examines the story of their contributions at three centres of Hindustani-language films: Bombay, Calcutta and Lahore.
This book is co-published with Aakar Books. Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Bhutan) ISBN: 9789697312061 Publisher: AKS PUBLICATIONS Subtitle:
In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe – The Secret. Later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller.
Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.
In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life – money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.
The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers – men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
Discover the book which has been changing millions of lives around the world. No matter who you are, where you are right now, no matter what you want – when you realise The Secret you can have anything. ISBN: 9781847370297 Publisher: BEYOND WORDS Subtitle: Author: RHONDA BYNE
?The stars of today would not be where they are without the pioneering leadership of men like Kardar. Not just Pakistan but world cricket owes them all a huge debt.? ?David Gower Former England Captain ?Test Status on Trial, one of the many books Kardar wrote, reveals the story of an extremely difficult series in England involving tough conditions, unprecedented rains and so much more. A fascinating book to read, it reminds us of the challenges Pakistani cricketers faced and the resilience they showed in the early years of their introduction to the game.? ?Zaheer Abbas Former Pakistan Captain ?The maiden tour of England in 1954 remains, historically, the most outstanding and unforgettable tour Pakistan has ever had. Ikram Elahi and I are the only two surviving members of the team. Even after 68 years, its charm, magic and importance have not faded?The Oval test victory came against the full-fledged English side, one that went on to win the Ashes in Australia in the following year.? ?Wazir Mohammed Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team ?Kardar?s inspirational leadership, tactical brilliance and sheer grit put Pakistan on the world cricket map by morphing an inexperienced set of players into a team that achieved laurels beyond its perceived potential. The team, eventually, lit the flame that set the country ablaze, converting just another pastime sport into a rage.? ?Shahid Kardar Son of A. H. Kardar; Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan ?Test Status on Trial is a precious rarity, a first draft of history from somebody in the process of making it. As such, indispensable.? ?Gideon Haigh Cricket Journalist, Author of On Warne ?Most members of the 1954 Pakistan squad were of impressionable age and enjoyed England, both on and off the field. Skipper A. H. Kardar, with his previous experience of playing in English conditions, was a tactician and a confident man, having a keen eye on the younger players to help them bring their best foot forward.? ?Ikram Elahi Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team ISBN: 9789697834495 Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS Subtitle: THE STORY OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM’S HISTORIC TOUR TO ENGLAND
The Single National Curriculum has been introduced in Pakistan and will be implemented progressively up to Grade 12 by 2023. It is claimed to be the first step to ensure equal education for all children in the country and to foster national integration.
Unfortunately, Pakistan is a graveyard of initiatives that overpromise and underdeliver. In that context, what can be expected of the Single National Curriculum? How likely is to succeed? And what will be the consequences for students taught under it if it fails? Is it the most logical first step to achieve equality in education given many other more proximate causes? Can it promote national integration or could it become the source of further divisions? The history of earlier attempts to achieve integration through uniformity urges us to be cautious of unintended consequences.
The essays in this collection address these questions and provide a critical reflection on various aspects of the Single National Curriculum and its likely implications for the majority of children in Pakistan. The collection includes a separate discussion of the medium of instruction, an integral component of the Single National Curriculum with its own set of issues. Some alternatives for achieving the desired objectives are also offered for consideration.
Dr. Anjum Altaf, a member of the International Coalition for Education Reform in Pakistan (ICERP), obtained MA and PhD degrees from Stanford University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is the author of Transgressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (2019), More Transgressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz (2021), and co-author (with Amit Basole) of Thinking with Ghalib: Poetry for a New Generation (2021). ISBN: 9789697834433 Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS Subtitle: Author: ANJUM ALTAF