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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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  • 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 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

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    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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  • 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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  • LAHORE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    Analysing the evolution of Lahore’s social organization, culture and ideologies since Pakistan’s independence in 1947, this book explores how social and cultural changes affect the social economy, spatial structure and urban environment.

    It uncovers the internal dynamics and functional order of the city that sustain everyday life, despite its challenges and seemingly disorderly institutions. The book offers a strategic vision for the city’s development that emphasizes equitable policies for public utilities and the built environment. In addition, the author proposes a complementary programme for social development and civic ethos.

    This book will be a valuable resource for academics and students in the fields of urban planning, geography, urban studies and sociology and those interested in the urbanism of the global south, particularly Pakistan.

    ISBN: 9789694026633
    AUTHOR: MOHAMMAD A. QADEER
    ISBN: 9789694026633
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE FUNCTIONING AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MEGACITY IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
    Author: Mohammad A. Qadeer

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  • FACE TO FACE WITH BENAZIR

    The story begins in 1986 when Benazir Bhutto returned home to lead her party’s struggle against the military dictatorship of General Zia ul-Haq, and ends in her tragic assassination in 2007. Zahid Hussain enjoyed a long association with Benazir Bhutto as a journalist and got the rare opportunity to observe her political journey up close. Face to Face with Benazir is a compilation of interviews of Benazir Bhutto by Zahid Hussain published in the Herald and Newsline magazines from 1986 to 2002. They provide rare insights into Benazir’s thoughts and struggles during her tumultuous life.

    Author: Zahid Hussain

    ISBN: 9789697162574


    ISBN: 9789697162574
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ZAHID HUSSAIN

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  • SECULAR MUSLIM

    Secular Muslim: Jinnah, His Politics and Pakistan covers Pakistan’s founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s political journey from start to finish. It also explores the origin of classical liberalism and moderate secularism whose salient features inspired his approach to politics. The writer pinpoints several distortions in ‘history books’ and debunks several myths surrounding Jinnah and the Pakistan Movement. One such myth is the so-called Two Nations Theory’. Contrary to the popular belief, right-wing Caste Hindus were the first to classify themselves as a separate nation in British Raj, and they wanted to create one state in the subcontinent free of non-Hindus. The book explains how Jinnah used their ideology against them later on and tried to achieve an inclusive state for all religious communities and atheists of the subcontinent, where oppressed classes, in general, could progress economically and emancipate their women. The author concludes that the present-day Islamic Republic of Pakistan is everything its founder stood against throughout his life. Therefore there is a need to establish a secular albeit Muslim-majority state that serves all its citizens equally, regardless of their religion, caste, creed, sect or gender.

    ISBN: 9789694026602

    AUTHOR: MD UMAIR KHAN

     
    ISBN: 9789694026602
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: JINNAH, HIS POLITICS AND PAKISTAN
    Author: MD UMAIR KHAN

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  • INGLORIOUS EMPIRE

    The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India’s experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor Tharoor s impassioned polemic slices straight to the heart of the darkness that drives all empires … laying bare the grim, and high, cost of the British Empire for its former subjects. An essential read Financial Times In the eighteenth century, India s share of the world economy was as large as Europe s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. The Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation. British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial gift – from the railways to the rule of law – was designed in Britain s interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain’s Industrial Revolution was founded on India s deindustrialisation, and the destruction of its textile industry. In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain s stained Indian legacy.

    Author: SHASHI THAROOR

    ISBN: 9781802061765
    ISBN: 9781802061765
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: WHAT THE BRITISH DID TO INDIA
    Author: SHASHI THAROOR

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  • THE EARTH TRANSFORMED

    Most people can name the influential leaders and major battles of the past. Few can name the most destructive storms, the worst winters, the most devastating droughts. In The Earth Transformed, ground-breaking historian Peter Frankopan shows that engagement with the natural world and with climatic change and their effects on us are not new: exploring, for instance, the development of religion and language and their relationships with the environment; tracing how growing demands for harvests resulted in the increased shipment of enslaved peoples; scrutinising how the desire to centralise agricultural surplus formed the origins of the bureaucratic state; and seeing how efforts to understand and manipulate the weather have a long and deep history. Understanding how past shifts in natural patterns have shaped history, and how our own species has shaped terrestrial, marine and atmospheric conditions is not just important but essential at a time of growing awareness of the severity of the climate crisis. Taking us from the Big Bang to the present day, The Earth Transformed forces us to reckon with humankind s continuing efforts to make sense of the natural world.
    ISBN: 9781526622570
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: AN UNTOLD HISTORY
    Author: PETER FRANKOPAN

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  • JINNAH KI KAMYABI, NAKAMI AUR TAREEKH MEIN KIRDAR


    ISBN: 9789694026589
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ISHTIAQ AHMED

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  • SINDH UNDER THE MUGHALS


    ISBN: 978019070124
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: HUMERA NAZ

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  • FOR PARTY OR COUNTRYNATIONALISM AND THE DILEMMAS OF POPULAR CONVERVATISM IN EDWARDIAN ENGLAND


    ISBN: 0195062388
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: NATIONALISM AND THE DILEMMAS OF POPULAR CONVERVATISM IN EDWARDIAN ENGLAND
    Author: FRAN SCOETZEE

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  • THE DESPAIRING DEVELOPERDIARY OF AN AID WORKER IN THE MIDDLE EAST


    ISBN: 1850433224
    Publisher: I.B.TAURIS
    Subtitle: DIARY OF AN AID WORKER IN THE MIDDLE EAST
    Author: TIMOTHY MORRIS

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  • A STORY TO TELLTHE WORKING LIVES OF TEN ABORIGINAL AUSTRIALIANS


    ISBN: 0521424321
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: THE WORKING LIVES OF TEN ABORIGINAL AUSTRIALIANS
    Author: NAN GALLAGHER

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  • BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA


    ISBN: 0521457203
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MARCUS REDIKER

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  • AN INTRODUCTION TO A HISTORY OF WOODCUT – VOL 2


    ISBN: Y4498
    Publisher: DPI
    Subtitle:
    Author: HIND

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  • THE LIFE OF HIUEN-TSIANG


    ISBN: 8120612787
    Publisher: ASIAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
    Subtitle: WITH AN INTRODUCTION CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE WORKS OF I-TSING
    Author: SHAMAN HWUI LI

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  • THE NILE AND EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION


    ISBN: 0486420094
    Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ALEXANDRE MORET

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