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Sindh’s Changing History

Sindh’s changing history

The history of any society doesn’t remain static, but changes as a result of internal and external pressures. When a nation is invaded by foreign powers and defeated, its political,…

Will Fata Be Lost To History Again?

Will Fata be lost to history again?

In the 1800s, the area previously known as Fata was strategically nestled between Afghanistan and the British Empire. These were the days of the Great Game – a chess match…

History And The Environment

History and the environment

There are many factors for the rise and fall of nations. One of them is change of environment. When historians and scientists turn their attention to the downfall of a…

Appropriating History

Appropriating history

In the 15th century when the movement of the Renaissance emerged in Italy, scholars who were its forerunners were termed humanists. Their main objective was to challenge the domination of…

A Haunted History

A haunted history

If you had not already taken sides and been emotionally involved in the entire affair, it would be difficult for you to make sense of Friday’s Supreme Court judgment. And…

Europe Vs The People Without History

Europe vs the people without history

European society emerged from the darkness of the Middle Ages and transformed on a fresh basis after the Renaissance and the Reformation, which revitalised it with new concepts. These movements…

The Verdict Of History

The verdict of history

Kargil was not a tactical move but a sheer misadventure of General (r) Pervez Musharraf, reveals a well-researched and nonpartisan book by fellow journalist Nasim Zehra.  Usually it takes decades…

The History Of Documents

The history of documents

In history writing, documents are the basic source that provide material on the past and contribute in constructing political, social and economic history. These historical documents used to be written…

A People’s History

A people’s history

The process of writing history by reflecting on political, social and economic factors has gone through different stages. In the first phase, it preserved partial elements of the past. Two…

Reforms: A History Of The Future?

Reforms: a history of the future?

Amidst all the noise surrounding cheese imports and crowd-sourcing for vital national security infrastructure, there was news of two new committees established under the chairpersonship of Dr Ishrat Husain, who…