“Reforging Nation” stands as a testament to the author’s exceptional literary journey, marking his third published work. Through this thought-provoking book, he offers unique insights into the process of reshaping and revitalizing a nation. Drawing from his extensive research and experiences, the author presents a compelling narrative that challenges conventional wisdom and invites readers to reconsider prevailing notions of nation-building. The author holds the distinction of being credited not only for crafting its content but also for undertaking various additional roles, such as composing, designing the title Cover, and even overseeing the publishing process. This multifaceted involvement showcases the author’s comprehensive contribution to the creation and production of the book. With a masterful blend of scholarly rigor and accessible prose, the author takes readers on a transformative intellectual expedition. His keen observations and nuanced analysis make “Reforging Nation” an indispensable addition to the field of political science and a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of nationhood.
AUTHOR: RAHEEL AHMED
ISBN: 9786277706005 Publisher: KITAB WAADI Subtitle: THE DEFINITIVE CHRONICLES OF ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO, SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN AND INDIRA GANDHI
The famous British philosopher and historian, R.G. Collingwood, suggested that a historian must ‘reconstruct’ history by using ‘historical imagination’ to ‘re-enact’ the thought processes of historical persons based on information and evidence from historical sources. That is what the authors of the present book have tried to do. The events of 1971 that resulted in the breakup of Pakistan are a milestone in Pakistan’s history. To retrieve what happened and why it happened is an exercise that so far has been avoided or left at best incomplete. The book based on published and unpublished memories of activists of 1971 attempts to give a critical assessment of the events and spell out lessons that have to be learnt.
AUTHOR: IKRAM SEHGAL BETTINA ROBOTKA
ISBN: 9780190702274 ISBN: 9780190702274 Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: EAST PAKISTAN 1971: History Revisited Author: IKRAM SEHGAL BETTINA ROBOTKA
Since 1993, various international donors have poured money into a People-to-People (P2P) diplomacy programme in Palestine. This grassroots initiative – still funded by prominent external donors today – seeks to foster public engagement through contact and therefore remove deeply embedded barriers. This book examines the limited nature of this ‘contact’ and explains why the P2P framework, which was ostensibly concerned with the promotion of peace, ultimately served to reinforce conflict and power relations. The book is based on the author’s own experience of the solidarity activities during the First Intifada and her first-hand involvement as a coordinator of the P2P projects implemented during the 1990s. It provides a much-needed critical account of the internationally-sponsored peace process and develops new theoretical analyses of settler colonialism.
ISBN: 9781838603847 Publisher: I. B. TAURIS Subtitle: THE PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE DIPLOMACY PROGRAMME AND THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Author: NADIA NASER-NAJJAB