My recent trip to Lahore, I happened to find myself in the Cypher Bureau. Thought I’d share some surreptitious snaps that I took.
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Dear NYT editorial page,
I know you are really into this ____ miles from Islamabad schtick. It is a good schtick. Mainly because your dwindling readership cannot actually place Islamabad on a map. Nor do they have any sense of its physicality. Can you name a prominent landmark in Islamabad? Do you know what the terrain looks like? Precisely because it is an indeterminate space, you can project on it the Mothra Flies Towards Tokyo scenario that seems to be moving so much copy lately.
Continue reading “Will Pakistan Become a Theocracy? III”
Naim Sahib in Outlook India on the plight of Sikh families under the Swat deal: Islamic ‘Adl in Orakzai. It is worth reading in full, and I wanted to highlight this pertinent call to the lawyers movement…
[glossary: ‘adl (justice), jizya (property tax levied on conquered populations), dhimmis (non-Muslims under Muslim rule), fiqh (jurisprudence), bid’ah (innovation, bad), `ushr (annual tax on Muslim) ]
Continue reading “The Silence of the Lawyers Movement”
If one was interested in plunging the murky depths of the ways in which US academia began to study “South Asia” – specifically within the Area Studies framework, one could begin with these preliminary sources:
Just letting you all know.