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  • CONSTITUTIONAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF PAKISTAN

    It has been seven decades since the independent state of Pakistan was carved out of British India, yet the country is still in pursuit of a suitable constitutional framework. Over this period of time, no other country has experimented with so many different constitutional forms, from parliamentary democracy to presidential form of government, to outright military regimes. This book analyses constitutional development in Pakistan from its inception to present times. It provides a case-by-case account of constitution-making in Pakistan, with the inclusion of all pertinent documentation. Constitutional developments have been explained in the context of social and political events that shaped them. The book focuses on constitutional and political history, and constitutional development concurrently. It includes a liberal humanitarian reading of the travails of lawmakers and the role of generals, judges, politicians, and bureaucrats in the implementation of law. Students of law, political science, and history, as well as lawyers, judges, and professors will find this book of particular value. Being grounded in a socio-political context, this book is also of interest to the general reader. The third edition is updated to cover the constitutional and political developments uptil 2013.
    ISBN: 9780199060986
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: 4TH ED
    Author: HAMID KHAN

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  • THE SHORTEST HISTORY OF ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

    An accessible chronicle of how the Israel-Palestine conflict originated and developed over the past century. The Shortest History books deliver thousands of years of history in one riveting, fast-paced read. The ongoing struggle between Israel and Palestine is one of the most bitter conflicts in history, with profound global consequences. In this book, Middle East expert Michael Scott-Baumann succinctly describes its origins and charts its evolution from civil war to the present day. Each chapter offers a lucid explanation of the politics and ends with personal testimony from Palestinians and Israelis whose lives have been impacted by the dispute. While presenting competing interpretations, Scott-Baumann examines the key flash points, including the early role of the British, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, the Six-Day War of 1967, and the Trump administration’s peace plan, pitched as “the deal of the century,” in 2020. He delineates both the nature of Israeli control over the Palestinian territories and Palestinian resistance?going to the heart of the clashes in recent decades. The result is an indispensable history, including a time line, glossary, and analysis of why efforts to restore peace have continually failed and what it will take to succeed. 45 B&W maps and images

     


    ISBN: 9781615199501
    Publisher: THE EXPERIMENT
    Subtitle: FROM ZIONISM TO INTIFADAS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR PEACE
    Author: MICHAEL SCOTT-BAUMANN

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  • A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE ARABS

    The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past. In this authoritative account, John McHugo takes the reader through the political, social and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Going beyond the headlines, he describes in vivid detail a series of key turning points in Arab history from the mission of the Prophet Muhammad and the expansion of Islam to the region’s interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism. Now fully updated to cover the tumultuous years since the Arab Spring, this lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form and illuminates the choices that lie ahead.

     


    ISBN: 9780863567421
    Publisher: SAQI BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN MCHUGO

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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINA

    The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past. In this authoritative account, John McHugo takes the reader through the political, social and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Going beyond the headlines, he describes in vivid detail a series of key turning points in Arab history from the mission of the Prophet Muhammad and the expansion of Islam to the region’s interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism. Now fully updated to cover the tumultuous years since the Arab Spring, this lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form and illuminates the choices that lie ahead.


    ISBN: 9780804850056
    Publisher: TUTTLE PUBLISHER
    Subtitle: DYNASTY, REVOLUTION AND TRANSFORMATION: FROM THE MIDDLE KINGDOM TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC
    Author: JONATHAN CLEMENTS

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  • ON CHINA


    ISBN: 9780141049427
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:

    Author: HENRY KISSINGER

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  • THE CLASSICS

    It’s no myth: this lively refresher course fills in all you need to know about ancient studies-from Zeus’s throne to the fall of Rome-in pithy little quips. It covers the impressive advances made by Greek and Roman societies, from language to medicine, from art to architecture. You’ll learn: The Greek alphabet, from alpha to omega The history and characteristics that define Greek and Roman architecture and its influence on modern building Greek and Latin words, which make up more than 30 percent of the words in the English language, and how you can build your vocabulary by learning the roots The Greek and Roman gods, the mythology surrounding them, and the part these figures play in our culture Almost 1,000 years of Greek and Roman history, from the birth of democracy to Caesar’s empire The philosophies taught by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and what their ideas have contributed to the world we live in today How modern cultural staples such as the Olympics were formed by classical literature written by authors such as Homer and Cicero.

    ISBN: 9781606521328
    AUTHOR: CAROLINE TAGGART

    ISBN: 9781606521328
    Publisher: READER’S DIGEST
    Subtitle: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW, FROM ZEUS’S THRONE TO THE FALL OF ROME
    Author: CAROLINE TAGGART

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  • OROONOKO

    “Historical Backgrounds” is an especially rich collection of seventeenth-and eighteenth-century documents about colonizers and slaves in the new world. Topically arranged-“Montaigne on America,” “The Settling of Surinam,” “Observers of Slavery, 1654?1712,” “After Oroonoko: Noble Africans in Europe,” and “Opinions on Slavery”-these selections create a revealing context for Behn?s unusual story. Illustrations and maps are also included.

    “Criticism” begins with an overview of responses to Behn and Oroonoko, from learned and popular writers of her time to Sir Walter Scott and Virginia Woolf, among others. Current critical interpretations are by William C. Spengemann, Jane Spencer, Robert L. Chibka, Laura Brown, Charlotte Sussman, and Mary Beth Rose.

    isvbn; “Historical Backgrounds” is an especially rich collection of seventeenth-and eighteenth-century documents about colonizers and slaves in the new world. Topically arranged-“Montaigne on America,” “The Settling of Surinam,” “Observers of Slavery, 1654?1712,” “After Oroonoko: Noble Africans in Europe,” and “Opinions on Slavery”-these selections create a revealing context for Behn?s unusual story. Illustrations and maps are also included.

    “Criticism” begins with an overview of responses to Behn and Oroonoko, from learned and popular writers of her time to Sir Walter Scott and Virginia Woolf, among others. Current critical interpretations are by William C. Spengemann, Jane Spencer, Robert L. Chibka, Laura Brown, Charlotte Sussman, and Mary Beth Rose.

    ISBN: 9780393970142
    AUTHOR: APHRA BEHN
    ISBN: 9780393970142
    Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
    Subtitle: AN AUTHORITATIVE TEXT HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS CRITISM
    Author: APHRA BEHN

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  • HORIZONS

    A radical retelling of the history of science that challenges the Eurocentric narrative.

    We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. The history of science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour.

    Copernicus relied on mathematical techniques borrowed from Arabic and Persian texts. When Newton set out the laws of motion, he relied on astronomical observations made in India and Africa. When Darwin was writing On the Origin of Species, he consulted a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopaedia. And when Einstein was studying quantum mechanics, he was inspired by the young Bengali physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose.

    Horizons pushes the history of science beyond Europe, exploring the ways in which scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific fit into this global story. Scientists today are quick to recognise the international nature of their work. In this ambitious and revisionist history, James Poskett reveals that this tradition goes back much further than we think.

    ISBN: 9780241394106 AUTHOR: JAMES POSKETT
    ISBN: 9780241394106
    Publisher: VIKING
    Subtitle: A GLOBAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE

    Author: JAMES POSKETT

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  • FAKE HISTORY

    ‘An important new book’ Daily Express

    An alternative history of the world that exposes some of the biggest lies ever told and how they’ve been used over time.

    Lincoln did not believe all men were created equal.

    The Aztecs were not slaughtered by the Spanish Conquistadors.

    And Churchill was not the man that people love to remember.

    In this fascinating new book, journalist and author Otto English takes ten great lies from history and shows how our present continues to be manipulated by the fabrications of the past.

    He looks at how so much of what we take to be historical fact is, in fact, fiction. From the myths of WW2 to the adventures of Columbus, and from the self-serving legends of ‘great men’ to the origins of curry ? fake history is everywhere and used ever more to impact our modern world.

    Setting out to redress the balance, English tears apart the lies propagated by politicians and think tanks, the grand narratives spun by populists and the media, the stories on your friend’s Facebook feed and the tales you were told in childhood. And, in doing so, reclaims the truth from those who have perverted it.

    Fake History exposes everything you weren’t told in school and why you weren’t taught it.

    ISBN: 9781787396425
    AUTHOR: OTTO ENGLISH
    ISBN: 9781787396425
    Publisher: WELBACK
    Subtitle: TEN GREAT LIES AND HOW THEY SHAPED THE WORLD
    Author: OTTO ENGLISH

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  • FAKE HEROES

    From the author of Fake History, Otto English, comes a shocking yet hilarious look at ten of the greatest liars from our past, examining these previously unquestioned idols and exposing what they were trying to hide.
    Having exposed some of the greatest lies ever told in Fake History, journalist Otto English turns his attention to some of history’s biggest (and most beloved) figures.

    Whether it’s virtuous leaders in just wars, martyrs sacrificing all for a cause, or innovators changing the world for the better, down the centuries supposedly great men and women have risen to become household names, saints and heroes. But just how deserving are they of their reputations?

    Exploring everything from Captain Scott’s reckless hunt for glory and Andy Warhol’s flagrant thievery to Coco Chanel’s murky Nazi past, Otto English dives into the hidden lives of some of history’s most recognisable names. Scrutinising figures from the worlds of art, politics, business, religion and royalty, he brings to light the murkier truths they would rather have kept buried away, at the same time as celebrating the unsung heroes lost to time.

    Fake Heroes exposes the truth of the past and helps us understand why that matters today.

    ISBN: 9781802795899
    AUTHOR: OTTO ENGLISH
    ISBN: 9781802795899
    Publisher: WELBACK
    Subtitle: TEN FALSE ICONS AND HOW THEY ALTERED THE COURSE OF HISTORY
    Author: OTTO ENGLISH

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  • BALOCHISTAN

    ISBN: 9789694075433
    AUTHOR: A.B. AWAN
    ISBN: 9789694075433
    Publisher: ROYAL BOOK COMPANY
    Subtitle: HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL PROCESSES

    Author: A.B. AWAN

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  • LAHORE @ PARTITION

    This book provides a comprehensive perspective on violence, distinguishing it from prior literature that often leans towards assigning blame to one of the involved parties.

    — Muhammad Iqbal Chawla —

    University of the Punjab, Lahore

    With a deft utilization of archival sources and a seamless integration of secondary materials, the author crafts a narrative that stands distinct from any previously explored. A particularly intriguing facet of this research lies in the foregrounding of indigenous voices, shedding light on how the people of Lahore navigated the turbulent aftermath of partition.

    — Tahir Kamran —

    Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

    With a comprehensive exploration of the city’s journey through Partition, the tumultuous communal conflicts, and subsequent regeneration, this work stands as a significant scholarly contribution. The author’s in-depth analysis illuminates the complex dynamics of violence during Partition, migration, and socio-political change, painting a vivid portrait of Lahore’s resilience in the face of adversity.

    — Hussain Ahmad Khan —

    Institute of Global and Historical Studies, Government College University, Lahore

    There are two main strengths of the research study; first, the use of local sources, like FIRs, revenue records and vernacular literature and, second, a common man’s perspective.

    — Faraz Anjum —

    University of the Punjab, Lahore

    The author’s forays into the processes of “cross migration” and “patterns of migrant settlement” lend further depth to the study. On top of this, the non-partisan approach of the author will make it worth reading for general readers and scholars across South Asia.

    — Irfan Waheed Usmani —

    History Department, GCU Lahore

    ISBN: 9789694026664

    AUTHOR: ADNAN TARIQ

     
    ISBN: 9789694026664
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: VIOLENCE, CROSS-MIGRATION, AND REGENERATION 1947-1961
    Author: ADNAN TARIQ

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  • THE PASHTUNS

    The Pashtuns are perhaps the largest ethnic group in the world without a country of their own. They inhabit a continuous stretch of land from the Hindu Kush to the Indus, across Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan used the Pashtun dominated areas in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as a launching pad against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s and later during the US-led War on Terror. In the process FATA was kept in a constitutional and informational black hole. The discontent finally burst in 2018 when the extra-judicial killing of a Pashtun youth led to widespread protests. This book by veteran analyst Tilak Devasher fulfils a gap in the geopolitical understanding of South Asia, given the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the shifting power equations in the region.

    Author: TILAK DEVASHER
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: A CONTESTED HISTORY
    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

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  • THE AGE OF EXTREMES

    THE AGE OF EXTREMES is eminent historian Eric Hobsbawm s personal vision of the twentieth century. Remarkable in its scope, and breathtaking in its depth of knowledge, this immensely rewarding book reviews the uniquely destructive and creative nature of the troubled twentieth century and makes challenging predicitions for the future.

    ISBN: 9780349106717

    AUTHOR: ERIC HOBSBAWM
    ISBN: 9780349106717
    Publisher: ABACUS
    Subtitle: 1914-1991
    Author: ERIC HOBSBAWM

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  • THE AGE OF EMPIRE 1875-1914

    The splendid finale to Eric Hobsbawm’s study of the nineteenth century, THE AGE OF EMPIRE covers the area of Western Imperialism and examines the forces that swept the world to the outbreak of World War One- and shaped modern society.

    ISBN: 9780349105987

    AUTHOR:
    ISBN: 9780349105987
    Publisher: ABACUS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ERIC HOBSBAWM

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  • THE AGE OF REVOLUTION

    Eric Hobsbawm traces with brilliant anlytical clarity the transformation brought about in evry sphere of European life by the Dual revolution ? the 1789 French revolution and the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. This enthralling and original account highlights the significant sixty years when industrial capitalism established itself in Western Europe and when Europe established the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for half a century.

    ISBN: 9780349104843

    AUTHOR: ERIC HOBSBAWM
    ISBN: 9780349104843
    Publisher: ABACUS
    Subtitle: EUROPE 1789-1848
    Author: ERIC HOBSBAWM

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  • THE AGE OF CAPITAL 1848-1875

    The first and best, major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875, a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: capitalism . The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades after 1848. It was the triumph of a society which believed that economic growth rests on competitive private enterprise, on success in buying everything in the cheapest market (including labour) and selling it in the dearest. An economy so based, and therefore nestling naturally on the sound foundations of a bourgoisie composed of those whom energy, merit and intelligence had raised to their position and kept there, would – it was believed – not only create a world of suitably distributed material plenty but of ever-growing enlightenment, reason and human opportunity, an advance of the sciences and the arts, in brief a world of continuous and accelerating material and moral progress.

    ISBN: 9780349104805

    AUTHOR: ERIC HOBSBAWM
    ISBN: 9780349104805
    Publisher: ABACUS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ERIC HOBSBAWM

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  • DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS

    Development Pathways presents evidence-based comparative analysis of economic and social developments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh since they gained independence in 1947. Pakistan was further subdivided in 1971 when Bangladesh became independent. In 1947 these countries were mired in poverty, illiteracy, poor health status, underemployment, and rudimentary infrastructure. There was tremendous pessimism about the future economic sustenance of these countries.

    The development pathways adopted by each of these countries differed significantly but they each also went through paradigm shifts in their policies in the period 1990 onwards. All three countries started their journey with centrally planned state control of command heights of economy with Pakistan switching back and forth from liberalization, nationalization and once again liberalization. Institutional decay and frequent political changes brought about a major shift from a fast growing economy in the first forty years to becoming a laggard in the recent thirty year period. India adhered to its initial model until 1991 when it abolished License Raj, opened up the economy to the private sector, and attracted Foreign Direct Investment. India has been recording growth rates of 6-7 percent since then.

    Bangladesh also started its development journey by following a state-controlled model. However, political stability post 1990, continuity of economic policies across political regimes and liberalization widened the scope of the private sector and moved the growth trajectory significantly upwards.

    This study identifies critical success factors, and the risks and pain points for steering the future direction of these economies. This book would be of interest to policy practitioners, opinion makers, academics and researchers, and the students of Development Studies as it takes a multidisciplinary approach rather than a narrow lens of economic analysis.

    ISBN: 9786277626198

    AUTHOR: ISHRAT HUSAIN, SARAH NIZAMANI, SHAGUFTA SHABBAR, MASOOD AHMED SIDDIQUI
    ISBN: 9786277626198
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: INDIA | PAKISTAN | BANGLADESH 1947 – 2022
    Author: ISHRAT HUSAIN

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  • THE LAST MUGHAL

    Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize for History 2007 Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the last Mughal Emperor, was a mystic, a talented poet, and a skilled calligrapher, who, though deprived of real political power by the East India Company, succeeded in creating a court of great brilliance, and presided over one of the great cultural renaissances of Indian history. In 1857 it was Zafar’s blessing to a rebellion among the Company’s own Indian troops that transformed an army mutiny into the largest uprising the British Empire ever had to face. The Last Mughal is a portrait of the dazzling Delhi Zafar personified, and the story of the last days of the great Mughal capital and its final destruction in the catastrophe of 1857. Shaped from groundbreaking material, William Dalrymple’s powerful retelling of this fateful course of events is an extraordinary revisionist work with clear contemporary echoes. It is the first account to present the Indian perspective on the siege, and has at its heart the stories of the forgotten individuals tragically caught up in one of the bloodiest upheavals in history.

    ISBN: 9780143102434

    AUTHOR: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE
    ISBN: 9780143102434
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE FALL OF DELHI, 1857
    Author: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

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  • THE EMPEROR WHO NEVER WAS

    The definitive biography of the eldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan, whose death at the hands of his younger brother Aurangzeb changed the course of South Asian history. Dara Shukoh was the eldest son of Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, best known for commissioning the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Although the Mughals did not practice primogeniture, Dara, a Sufi who studied Hindu thought, was the presumed heir to the throne and prepared himself to be India s next ruler. In this exquisite narrative biography, the most comprehensive ever written, Supriya Gandhi draws on archival sources to tell the story of the four brothers-Dara, Shuja, Murad, and Aurangzeb-who with their older sister Jahanara Begum clashed during a war of succession. Emerging victorious, Aurangzeb executed his brothers, jailed his father, and became the sixth and last great Mughal. After Aurangzeb s reign, the Mughal Empire began to disintegrate. Endless battles with rival rulers depleted the royal coffers, until by the end of the seventeenth century Europeans would start gaining a foothold along the edges of the subcontinent. Historians have long wondered whether the Mughal Empire would have crumbled when it did, allowing European traders to seize control of India, if Dara Shukoh had ascended the throne. To many in South Asia, Aurangzeb is the scholastic bigot who imposed a strict form of Islam and alienated his non-Muslim subjects. Dara, by contrast, is mythologized as a poet and mystic. Gandhi s nuanced biography gives us a more complex and revealing portrait of this Mughal prince than we have ever had.
    ISBN: 9789696402770
    AUTHOR: SUPRIYA GANDHI
    ISBN: 9789696402770
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: DARA SHUKOH IN MUGHAL INDIA
    Author: SUPRIYA GANDHI

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