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  • DEAR MR JINNAH

    Islamabad: A new 432 pages book titled ?Dear Mr Jinnah? – 70 years in the life of a Pakistani civil servant by Salman Faruqui, a former high-ranking civil servant, offers a unique perspective on Pakistan?s history since independence.

    The memoir blends Faruqui?s personal reminiscences with eye witness accounts of key political developments in the country?s history from 1947 when he and his family were abruptly uprooted during the Partition, and till 2017, when he completed his tenure as the Federal Ombudsman of Pakistan.

    Faruqui served in the secretariats of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and Prime Minister Junejo, and held some of the top civil service positions in the country, including Ambassador At Large, Secretary General to the President of Pakistan, and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission. This memoir provides a rich tapestry of anecdotes that illuminate Pakistan?s tumultuous political landscape. ?Dear Mr Jinnah? acts as both a tribute to the nation?s founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and a reflection on the hopes and disappointments of a seasoned civil servant. The book delves into the challenges, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted roadblocks that Pakistan has faced over its seventy years as a nation. Faruqui?s insightful and thought-provoking insider perspective sheds light on the complexities of Pakistani politics.

    With a memorable line ?nothing moves with a clear destination within Pakistan, except the mighty Indus.? Pakistan?s historian Professor wrote ?There is much here for students of history and a general readership to learn and benefit from?.

     5,500
  • TINDERBOX

    In Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan, M.J. Akbar embarks on a historical whodunnit to trace the journey of an idea, and the events, people, circumstances and mindset that divided India. He brings an impressive array of research, perception and analysis to solve this puzzle with a fluent, engaging narrative style, making a difficult subject deceptively accessible. There could be no better guide to the subcontinent s past, and a glimpse into its future.
    ISBN: 9789350291948
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: THE PAST AND FUTURE OF PAKISTAN
    Author: M. J. AKBAR

     1,495
  • PAKISTAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    Pakistan in the Twentieth Century analyses both the vision and the reality of a South Asian polity. Beginning with an examination of the people and forces that shaped the construction of an independent and predominantly Muslim state within the subcontinent, this historical study describes the events and the work of the many personalities who influenced Pakistan?s development in the fifty years following the transfer of power. The reality of the Pakistan of today differs markedly from the vision of the founders of Pakistan.
    ISBN: 9780195792768
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A POLITICAL HISTORY
    Author: LAWRENCE ZIRING

     800
  • ROBBING AN ELECTION

    Aitzaz Ahsan’s White Paper “Robbing an Election” analyses the election result in the Lahore constituency NA 124 won by the PML-N in May 2013 based on observations and certificates attesting to massive destruction of the electoral record by the Returning Officer. It will have a major impact on the issue of electoral fraud gripping the country.
    ISBN: 9696520061
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: A WHITE PAPER ON THE ELECTION HEL IN NA-124 LAHORE-VII ON MAY 11, 2013
    Author: AITZAZ AHSAN

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  • QUAID-I-AZAM’S PLANNING FOR PAKISTAN


    ISBN: 9789696521235
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: NADEEM SHAFIQ MALIK

     980
  • THE INDUS SAGA AND THE MAKING OF PAKISTAN

    Aitzaz Ahsan has come out with a new vision of the history of Pakistan ? a vision that may be termed as the ?Discovery of Pakistan?. Ahsan has come forward boldly on a theme which the Pakistan historians have so far hesitated to elaborate ?? If we have created Pakistan ?. there must be the history of the land of the people who have lived and laboured here. The future generations deserve to have a history of the country. Aitzaz Ahsan is a lawyer, which makes the breath of his historical, sociological and cultural research all the more impressive. He underlies his abiding theme: the vein of resistance in Pakistani culture exists in contradiction to the officially imposed or sanctioned ideologies. The Indus Saga questions and rejects many of the widely-accepted myths of subcontinental history; highlights the dichotomy between the Indus region and India; and shows the almost unbroken continuity of a distinct social and political order. It is bold, innovative, provocative and highly readable.


    ISBN: 9789696520856
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: AITZAZ AHSAN

     1,600
  • KARACHI

    With a population exceeding twenty million, Karachi is one of the world’s largest megacities. It is also one of the most violent.

    Since the mid-1980s, Karachi has endured endemic political conflict and criminal violence, which revolve around control of the city and its resources (votes, land and bhatta, protection, money). These struggles for the city have become ethnicised. In the process, Karachi, often referred to as a “Pakistan in miniature”, has become increasingly fragmented, socially as well as territorially.

    Despite this chronic state of urban political warfare, Karachi remains the cornerstone of the economy of Pakistan. In contrast to the chaotic and anarchic city portrayed in journalistic accounts, there is indeed order of a kind in the city’s permanent civil war.


    ISBN: 9786277626228
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: ORDERED DISORDER AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CITY
    Author: LAURENT GAYER

     1,695
  • THE MAKING OF PAKISTAN


    ISBN: 9789693508703
    Publisher: SANG-E-MEEL PUBLICATION
    Subtitle: A STUDY IN NATIONALISM
    Author: K.K.AZIZ

     900
  • THE PAKISTAN PARADOX

    Pakistan was born as the creation of elite Urdu-speaking Muslims who sought to govern a state that would maintain their dominance. After rallying non-Urdu speaking leaders around him, Jinnah imposed a unitary definition of the new nation state that obliterated linguistic diversity. This centralisation – ‘justified’ by the Indian threat – fostered centrifugal forces that resulted in Bengali secessionism in 1971 and Baloch, as well as Mohajir, separatisms today.

    Concentration of power in the hands of the establishment remained the norm, and while authoritarianism peaked under military rule, democracy failed to usher in reform, and the rule of law remained fragile at best under Zulfikar Bhutto and later Nawaz Sharif. While Jinnah and Ayub Khan regarded religion as a cultural marker, since their time the Islamists have gradually prevailed. They benefited from the support of General Zia, while others, including sectarian groups, cashed in on their struggle against the establishment to woo the disenfranchised.

    Today, Pakistan faces existential challenges ranging from ethnic strife to Islamism, two sources of instability which hark back to elite domination. But the resilience of the country and its people, the resolve of the judiciary and hints of reform in the army may open a new and more stable chapter in its history.
    ISBN: 9781849043298
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: INSTABILITY AND RESILIENCE
    Author: CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

     5,795
  • IMRAN KHAN PAKISTAN


    ISBN: 9780593067741
    Publisher: BANTAM BOOKS
    Subtitle: A PERSONAL HISTORY
    Author: IMRAN KHAN

     1,695
  • PAKISTAN: THE ENIGMA OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT


    ISBN: 9789697280131
    Publisher: PEACE PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:

    Author: LAWRENCE ZIRING

     995
  • QAUM, MULK, SULTANAT

    After the trauma of mass violence and massive population movements around the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, both new nation states faced the enormous challenge of creating new national narratives, symbols, and histories, as well as a new framework for their political life. While leadership in India claimed the anti-colonial movement, Gandhi, and a civilizational legacy in the subcontinent, the new political elite in Pakistan were faced with a more complex task: to carve out a separate and distinct Muslim history and political tradition from a millennium long history of cultural and religious interaction, mixing, and coexistence. Drawing on a rich archive of diverse sources, Ali Qasmi traces the complex development of ideas of citizenship and national belonging in the postcolonial Muslim state, offering a nuanced and sweeping history of the country s formative period. Qasmi paints a rich picture of the long, arduous, and often conflict-ridden process of writing a democratic constitution of Pakistan, while simultaneously narrating the invention of a range of new rituals of state?such as the exact color of the flag, the precise date of birth of the national poet of Pakistan, and the observation of Eid as a “national festival”?providing an illuminating analysis of the practices of being Pakistani, and a new portrait of Muslim history in the subcontinent.
    ISBN: 9789696403012
    Publisher: ILQA PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ALI USMAN QASMI

     1,999
  • PAKISTAN: SEARCH FOR STABILITY

    Pakistan faces a number of critical challenges, a polycrisis that comprises multiple crises, political, constitutional, economic, security, geo-political, demographic, and ecological. These systemic challenges are the cumulative consequence of decades of poor governance and squandered opportunities whose convergence creates a formidable, overall challenge.

    Dr Maleeha Lodhi, the country’s well-known diplomat, political scientist, and journalist holds that the country’s leaders, both civilian and military, have failed to take a long view and outline a vision for the country. They have spent much of the time in crisis management or power-preservation modes, postponing meaningful reform and looking for short term, expedient solutions to Pakistan’s problems. The consequences of those sins of omission and commission in numerous but interconnected areas have now come together to create a moment of truth for the country.

    This volume is a compilation of nineteen essays by Pakistan’s distinguished experts offering analyses of these challenges and proposing solutions. These essays are essential reading for those seeking to understand Pakistan’s present-day immediacies and trends into the future.

    ISBN: 9780199062041
    AUTHOR: Maleeha Lodhi
    ISBN: 9780199062041
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MALEEHA LODHI

     1,650
  • PAKISTAN: THE FORMATIVE PHASE 1857-1948

    This admirably written book analyzes, in a scholarly and impartial way, a mass of material relating to the creation of Pakistan. Taking 1857 as the starting point, Khalid bin Sayeed relates the diverse factors which periodically heightened or lowered tension between the Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent.

    Even fifty years after it was first published, Khalid bin Sayeed’s scholarly study of the formative phase of Pakistan remains the definitive work for the period.

    ISBN: 9780195771145

    AUTHOR: KHALID BIN SAYEED
    ISBN: 9780195771145
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: 2ND ED
    Author: KHALID BIN SAYEED

     995
  • PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR BOMB


    ISBN: 9780670089680
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: A STORY OF DEFIANCE, DETERRENCE AND DEVIANCE

    Author: HASSAN ABBAS

     1,495
  • THE TALIBAN REVIVAL


    ISBN: 9780300216165
    Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY
    Subtitle: VIOLENCE AND EXTREMISM ON THE PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN FRONTIER

    Author: HASSAN ABBAS

     1,495
  • PAKISTAN AT THE CROSSROAD


    ISBN: 9780143440598
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: DOMESTIC DYNAMICS AND EXTERNAL PRESSURES

    Author: CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

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  • PAKISTAN AND A WORLD IN DISORDER

    ISBN: 9781349956074
    AUTHOR: JAVID HUSAIN
    ISBN: 9781349956074
    Publisher: PALGRAVE
    Subtitle: A GRAND STRATEGY FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
    Author: JAVID HUSAIN

     1,495
  • BALOCHISTAN

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

    Author: A.B. AWAN

     2,000
  • 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

     2,995