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History, language and Sufism

Seldom does one come across two books by the same writer that enchant readers so deeply. As a student of history and languages, I am compelled to share my impression…

Human genius

In recent days, the situation in the Middle East has reached the worst level in the history of the region. There is no precedent for such militant attacks, inside the…

August in history

Being a student of history, whenever I get some free time in my daily socio-political activities, I try to study various important events that have played a key role in…

End of humanity?

With the gradual and inevitable integration of artificial intelligence, human civilization is undergoing unprecedented changes. The question of whether we are witnessing the final phase of genuine humanity has become…

Rewriting history?

When a gruesome six-minute video of Ukrainian soldiers shooting and torturing handcuffed and tied up Russian soldiers circulated online, outraged people on social media and elsewhere compared this barbaric behavior…

Human rights agenda

Throughout Pakistan’s turbulent political history, no prime minister has been able to perform his/her duties for a full term. The recurring political crises within Pakistan withholds the state from initiating…

Transgender rights are human rights

Fiddling with the words of Virginia Woolf, I take the liberty to reiterate that the history of people’s resistance to trans people’s emancipation is more interesting than the story of…

Those who do not learn from history…

Pakistan’s 75th Independence anniversary has just passed. As usual, the day produced much flag-waving and exhortations regarding how we live in the most wonderful country on earth. For the rich…

The beginning of history

IN the decades following World War II, US and European policymakers came to believe in the modernisation theory that held that the march of progress was unilinear and irreversible for…