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End of an ideology

End of an ideology

We will surely take note if Munawar Hasan, the former head of Jamaat-e-Islami, wrote a memoir saying the ideology and politics that consumed his life was a misguided and wasteful effort.

Such is the irrelevance of the organised left in …

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Searching for solutions

Searching for solutions

The violent escalation of religious and ethnic conflict in Pakistan has directed considerable academic and journalistic attention towards the country’s legal framework and, more broadly, its politics, constituted by different identity groups. 
A vast majority of the written work on …

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Le Week-End

Le Week-End

What do you do when you have been married for 30 years and the magic is wearing thin?

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A false spring

A false spring

India's Muslim spring: Why is nobody talking about it?

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Karachi diaries

Karachi diaries

The debut novel closely follows the ins and outs, as well as the ups and downs, of the life of its protagonist Ayesha , a journalist.

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Textbook troubles

Textbook troubles

When eminent Pakistani historian K K Aziz wrote The Murder of History: A Critique of History Textbooks Used in Pakistan (1993) – an analysis of errors and falsifications contained within a sample of 66 Pakistani history textbooks – he was …

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The woman of courage

The woman of courage

Farida M. Said reviews Kenzie Mourad's novel Dans la ville d'or et d'argent's English translation, In the city of gold & silver

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

There is no subtext at all to this film. It has a thin, simple and debatably silly plot.

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Tradition of the tile

Tradition of the tile

For anyone interested in the architectural heritage of the Indus Valley, this book will definitely be indispensable.

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Citizen Khan

Citizen Khan

BBC's Citizen Khan’s narrative veers between the family home and the local mosque.

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