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The Muddle Of Modernity

The muddle of modernity

It has become so much easier to talk people out of something than getting them interested in a subject for long enough to draw a thoughtful reflection. Distractions abound and…

Medieval European Universities

Medieval European universities

In 387 BCE, Plato (d 348 BC) founded an Academy at Athens for the teaching of Philosophy. In this respect, he deviated from his teacher Socrates (d 399 BC), who…

The Deepening Crisis Of Scholarship

The deepening crisis of scholarship

One’s view is primarily that of a creative writer. But since one’s interests straddle history, politics, culture and society, there is an inherent compulsion to comment on issues that surround…

Intellectual Senility And Emerging Reality

Intellectual senility and emerging reality

Over the last four decades social, cultural, economic and political developments in Pakistan has become so complex that existing ideologies and theoretical frameworks fail to explain them within their explanatory…

The Moon Gazers

The moon gazers

Their stern looks put the fear of God into our hearts and make us tremble for our lives. We know that a shout from the pulpit can result in lynching,…

The Anger And The Rhetoric

The anger and the rhetoric

Part - I At the turn of the twentieth century, Indians had started gaining a new political consciousness. Some of them had begun to think within the broad new parameters…

The Anger And The Rhetoric

The anger and the rhetoric

Today, besides Pakistan all South Asian Muslims societies including those of Bangladesh and India are witnessing cultural chaos and psychological turmoil and there are many similarities among all these societies.…

CII’s Unhealthy Obsession

CII’s unhealthy obsession

By killing a move to raise the marriage age for girls from 16 years to 18, the members of the relevant National Assembly standing committee have proved that they value…