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  • JANUBI ASIA MAIN PANI PER SIASAT AUR KHOFNAAK JANGOON KAY KHATRAAT


    ISBN: 9789694026060
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: IQTIDAR HASSAN SIDDIQUI

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  • PUNJABI, URDU, ENGLISH IN PAKISTAN

    This book is packed with information about attitudes towards not only the national language Urdu; an international language English; and a local language Punjabi in Pakistan and its effects on the learning and evaluation of these languages. it would be of interest to not only sociolinguists but also Language Teachers.
    ISBN: 9789694026046
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDY
    Author: SABIHA MANSOOR

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  • THE PAKISTAN ANTI-HERO: HISTORY OF PAKISTANI NATIONALISM THROUGH THE LIVES OF ICONOCLASTS

    In The Pakistan Anti-Hero, Paracha further explores the political and social evolution of Pakistan’s polity which he first investigated in his best-selling debut, End of the Past.

    He expands this investigation by closely tracking the country’s social and political trajectory through the lives of ‘anti-heroes’ – or those men and women whose place in history has transcended model heroic characteristics.

    From digging deeper into the psyches and histories of well-known men and women, to looking closer at the lives of those who have only briefly been explored, Paracha surveys the lives of scholars, ideologues, sportsmen, authors, politicians, militants, actors and even some obscure personalities that he met as a young man and then as a journalist.

    He cuts through the mainstream historical accounts of certain famous as well as notorious figures to study them in a more detached and yet empathetic manner to gain a starker understanding of a nation which has continued to develop through multiple existential crisis.
    ISBN: 9789694026053
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: NADEEM FAROOQ PARACHA

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  • FROM JINNAH TO ZIA

    This book “does not claim to be a history of Pakistan-. Its less ambitious format is defined as being “a part of that history namely- the ideological and geographical changes in Pakistan”

    The author maintains that the Quaid-i-Azam never used the words “ideology of Pakistan” laying emphasis on Quaid’s speech of August II, 1947, to prove that’. the pattern of government which the Quaid-i-Azam had in mind was a secular, democratic government-. The scene, however, changed with Liaqat Ali Khan’s objective resolution, which the author contrast with the Quaid’s vision of Pakistani Polity, pointing out five points of difference involving question of sovereignty God or people,; the existence and non existence of religious minorities in Pakistan.

    Mr. Munir points out how the Taxation system of the early days of Islam cannot be adopted in TOTO and its original form to cope with the needs of a modern state. The view that everything is possible provided it is not contrary to the Quran and Sunnah alone can save these taxes, because in the Quran and Hadis there is nothing against most of them. But in that case you will have to say good-bye to the claim that Niazam-i-Mustafa or Quran and Sunnah provide solutions of everything under the sun…

    The most controversial Book of the year
    ISBN: 9789694026022
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: FAILURE OF LAW OF NECESSITY
    Author: MUHAMMAD MUNIR

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  • WORLD POWERS AND THE 1971 BREAKUP OF PAKISTAN

    Most people have a vague idea that in the months leading to the 1971 breakup of Pakistan and during the savage military action in East Pakistan all the major world powers (except China, which couldn’t do anything) were severely critical of Pakistan’s policies and decisions. For the first time, this book chronicles and records this hostility precisely, punctiliously and extensively.

    For this purpose Professor Aziz has consulted an incredibly enormous range of source material: 152 newspapers and magazines, 155 journal articles, 133 books, and several unpublished radio and TV broadcast transcripts.

    The focus is on the United States, the United Kingdom and the USSR, with a brief look at the rest of the world. A detailed chapter de-scribes the making and implications of the lethal Indo-Soviet Treaty. The brief but explosive prologue is a novel and damaging expose of the unpardonable mistakes made by the All India Muslim League leadership between 1906 and 1947 which, irrevocably and inevitably, led to the creation of Bangladesh. This investigation is based on original and contemporary documents. To put the foreign comments in their context, the more relevant portions of the Hamood-ur-Rahman Commission Report are reproduced in an appendix.

    This book is a register of events, a narrative of public opinion and an account of how the world powers saw and judged the developments of 1970-71. It is a collection of stark and brutal facts and comments upon them. It is not a work of analysis or judgment because Pakistani scholars are denied the freedom of expression essential for that exercise.

    As most of the material used here is available in Pakistan but not all of it at one place anywhere, this volume is a valuable and indispensable source book for any study of the 1971 disaster.
    ISBN: 9789694023726
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: K. K. AZIZ

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  • KALABAGH DAM

    “Kalabagh Dam: Sifting Fact from Fiction” provides a comprehensive account of events and perceptions related to Pakistan’s most controversial issue. Developed by WAPDA as an engineering project related to water storage, the Kalabagh Dam has now become a victim of political posturing.

    An effort has been made in this book to identify those developments which have led us to the present impasse, including the real facts that lie buried deep in the official record, as well as previous attempts to develop a national consensus on the subject. The book also narrates water sector challenges faced by Pakistan and how other countries around the world have successfully resolved similar issues. This effort to remove myths nurtured on regional fears and apprehensions should hopefully pave the way in developing a consensual approach in tackling critical water issues, including Kalabagh Dam.

    A timely and indispensable book on a critical subject by an authority of repute and experience.
    ISBN: 9789694026015
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: SIFTING FACT FROM FICTION
    Author: ZAFAR MAHMOOD

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  • END OF THE PAST

    END OF THE PAST is a documentation of how the consequences of various ideological experiments over the last many decades in Pakistan seeped into the soul of the country, insulating future generations from the world, causing them to experience the worst kind of identity crisis.

    Paracha’s observations and pithy prose weaving in personal stories stems from growing up as the son of a journalist who eventually found a voice of his own as one of Pakistan’s leading cultural critics and satirists. He chronologically maps how Pakistan’s spiritual soul has been trampled upon in its quest to gain acceptance as an ‘ideological state’.

    END Of THE PAST is written not so much as a nostalgic memoir as an analysis in the form of a narrative and a means of explaining the enigma that is Pakistan.

    Paracha looks at Pakistan’s political, sporting and cultural pasts, hoping that future generations will learn from them and chart a brand new beginning for a country that he loves passionately. He pleads for a decisive end of the past so that a new and less tumultuous future can be envisioned and built.
    ISBN: 9789694026008
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: AN IMMEDIATE EYEWITNESS HISTORY OF A TROUBLED NATION
    Author: NADEEM FAROOQ PARACHA

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  • GULF CHARITIES AND ISLAMIC PHILANTHROPY IN THE “AGE OF TERROR” AND BEYOND

    Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the “Age of Terror” and Beyond is the first book to be published on the charities of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf, covering their work both domestic and International. From a diversity of viewpoints and with numerous case studies from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, the book addresses:

    The Historical roots of Islamic philanthropy

    ‘Gulf charities’relations with “Western” relief and development institutions

    The Impact of violent extremism on the sector

    The obstacles faced by bona fide Islamic charities in control zones

    The prospects for a less politicized Islamic charity sector
    ISBN: 9789694025742
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JONATHAN BENTHALL

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  • THE QUR’AN REVEALED

    Colin Turner’s analysis of Nursi’s Episties of Light presents Nursi’s commentary on the Quran in an especially interesting manner for an English-speaking audience.

    The topics of Nursi’s episties including nature and causality, belief and unbelief, righteous action, sincerity and brotherhood, love, and politics cover the gamut of human existence and reflections on humankind’s place in the universe.

    Colin Turner’s The Quran Revealed is a remarkable exercise in “thick description,” a method of inquiry associated with Clifford Geertz, that places a text or set of events in a context that allows outsiders to understand its significance.

    (from the foreword by Dale F. Eickelman)
    ISBN: 9789694025704
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF SAID NURSI’S EPISTLES OF LIGHT
    Author: COLIN TURNER

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  • PRISON JOURNEY

    “Finally, the author breaks his silence in public with this powerful memoir that is a severe indictment of a broken political and military system that led to the breakup of Pakistan and the descent into the politics of revenge and corruption.

    Brigadier Ali represents a dying breed of brilliant and upright army officers who hold country above self and principle above pelf.

    This book needs to be read and discussed by young officers in every regiment and headquarters of the Pakistan army. It is a paean to the “band of brothers” who dared to risk their careers for the sake of the country. Some were relatives of mine. Others I knew through my cousin, Farooq Nawaz Janjua, who too was at Attock Fort and who left this earth far too soon, after his release from prison”.

    SHUJA NAWAZ
    Is the Director of the South Asia Center at
    the Atlantic Council, Washington. He is the author of
    “Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army, and the Wars Within”
    (Oxford University Press, 2008.)
    ISBN: 9789694025735
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: A MEMOIR
    Author: BRIGADIER F.B. ALI

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  • THE DRY SIDE OF THE INDUS

    They are unknown but they cover an area of more than one million hectares, which is close to 10% of all irrigated land in Pakistan: spate irrigation systems. Also called ‘rod kohi’ ‘sailaba’ or ‘nai’ in different parts of the country. Dependent on making the most out of short duration floods. They embody a unique and ancient culture of water sharing.
    This book describes for the very first time these special systems and the societies they have given rise to.
    ISBN: 9789694025711
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: EXPLORING SPATE IRRIGATION IN PAKISTAN
    Author: RINA SAEED KHAN

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  • HOWZZAT?!

    Political satire is a staple of democracy. And this is satire at its brilliant best witty, pithy and hilarious. Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan’s fictional diary pushes the boundaries of censorship and intolerance. It is a must-read for all those interested in the endless drama, delusion, hypocrisy, ignorance, manipulation, ego mania and absurdity that is Pakistani power politics.
    ISBN: 9789694025728
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: BY IM THE DIM
    Author: JUGNU MOHSIN

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  • IS ISLAM SECULARIZABLE?

    IS ISLAM SECULARIZABLE? Is the third and final volume of essays by Sadik al-Azm on the broad theme of secularism, fundamentalism and the meaning of Islam.
    ISBN: 9789694025698
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: CHALLENGING POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS TABOOS
    Author: SADIK J. AL-AZM

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  • ON FUNDAMENTALISMS

    ON FUNDAMENTALISMS is the first of three volumes of essays by Sadik al-Azm on the broad theme of secularism, fundamentalism and the meaning of Islam.
    ISBN: 9789694025681
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SADIK J. AL-AZM

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  • ISLAM: SUBMISSION AND DISOBEDIENCE

    Islam: Submission and disobedience is the second of three volumes of essays by Sadik al-azm on the board theme of secularism, fundamentalism and the meaning of Islam.
    ISBN: 9789694025674
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SADIK J. AL-AZM

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  • AMERICA’S WAR ON TERROR BECAME A GLOBAL WAR ON TRIBAL ISLAM?

    1n the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United states declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed’s unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/n and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening thevery existence of many tribal societies American f irepowerand its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, “Everyday is like 9/11 for us.”

    In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed’s groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global spanof Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America’s war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror.
    ISBN: 9789694025667
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AKBAR AHMED

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  • TREKKING GUIDE TO THE KARAKORAM AND HINDU KUSH OF NORTHERN PAKISTAN

    Northern Pakistan – the ancient crossroads in the heart of Asia – is a land of secluded valleys and flower-strewn alpine pastures, surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering glaciers. This mountain World is so remote that many of its numerous principalities, which inspired Marco Polo to call it ‘noisy with kingdoms’, remained independent until recently. Today, Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit, Chitral and Baltistan invite the visitor, whether on a jeep safari or trekking, to discover the grandeur of this mountain world and experience the hospitality of their peoples. Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, of Chinese pilgrims seeking scriptures in the golden age of Buddhism, or of the British and Russian explorers, adventurers and spies of the legendary ‘Great Game’.

    *Detailed how-to for individual trekkers, hiring guides and porters, buying food and equipment
    * Descriptions of over 100 treks and Walks
    *New full colour maps
    *Interesting history and anecdotes
    *Urdu, SHina, Balti, Khowar and Burushaski Glossaries
    ISBN: 9789694025599
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ISOBEL SHAW

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  • PAKISTAN FIGHTS

    The book contains a collection of essays covering a wide range of issues pertaining to the dreadful threat of terrorism faced by Pakistan. The essays throw light on the strands of extremism obtaining in different strata of the society. It traces the genesis and spread of extremism and terrorism within and around the borders of Pakistan. Interconnectivity between extremism and terrorism has been explored The ugly turn of radicalism into terrorism and its concomitant miseries for the common man are the subject matter of an in-depth analysis on the cumulative losses and gains of the Pakistani society. The potent existential threat to the state of Pakistan by terrorism and through its use as an instrument by friends and foes alike is the revealing outcome of this collection. A composite set of suggestions have been made to sagaciously address the issue.
    ISBN: 9789694025629
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM
    Author: DR. UMBREEN JAVAID

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  • MAN IN THE HAT

    Thebook presents a beautifully written account of the life story of Shoaib Sultan Khan, the man whose noble efforts made a difference to the lives of millions of poor in Pakistan and many other countries. It tracesthe journey of a man who for many decades, has served to lift people out of poverty and forge a way for development at the grassroots ….. The question arises as to how and why community members accepted the mobilization processes as an empowering and enriching experience The answer has been provided quite aptly in this Book This life story of Shoaib Khan is an invaluable read for all his followers, for development practitioners, for those whose lives have been transformed by community mobilization initiatives, and for the world which is inspired and grateful for his efforts

    Jairam Ramesh

    Minister of Rural Development, Government of India

    I was glad to learn that a new book is being written about my friend Shoaib Sultan Khan and the work that he has been doing for many years for the people of Pakistan, and beyond Asia He was trusted by the people as a friend, without in any way patronizing them…… His plans were backed by international donors, of which I am glad to say that Britain was one, and endorsed by His Highness, the Aga Khan, who lent his name to what became the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, or AKRSP

    Sir Nicholas Harrington KCMG, CVO

    British Ambassador & HighCommissioner inIslamabad(1987-94)

    No doubt, his inspiration came from the legendary Akhtar Hamid Khan, but his commitment to the field and for the marginalized came always from his own motivation…..He was able to convert sectarian rivalries into a healthy diversity worthy of respect and mustered the energy, that Pakistanis have in abundance, to build trust and an economic base in society….. His projects had solid financial support but remained modest in their approach and Style To see so many beautiful lives bloom into valuable assets for society is an amazing transformation. This book will now add value to all those who read the extraordinary achievements of development activists like Shoaib Sultan Khan

    Asma Jahangir Advocate Supreme Court, Pakistan
    ISBN: 9789694025636
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE STORY OF SHOAIB SULTAN KHAN AND THE RURAL POOR OF SOUTH ASIA
    Author: NOEL COSSINS

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  • PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN AUR MAGREEB KA MUSTAQBIL


    ISBN: 9789694025643
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AHMED RASHEED

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