Thousands of Years

Posted by sepoy on February 01, 2010 · 1 min read

Doing some research, I came across an official Pakistan government publication celebrating the 5 year anniversary of its existence. I scanned a few of the adverts in the issue. The paper I am writing concerns the "long history" of Pakistan such that allowed Mortimer Wheeler's Five Thousand Years of Pakistan: An Archaeological Outline (1950) to become a standard account of pre-Partition "Pakistan". Here, the ads themselves speak towards the need to assert the primacy of the Pakistani history.


Here are some other, random, images. Enjoy!







Frog in a Well - The Japan History Group Blog | February 01, 2010

[...] Ahmed got visual this month: circa 1950 Adverts from a Pakistani anglophone pictorial weekly, including a bad history book of some interest. Also [...]

SH | February 01, 2010

The google book and magazine search is a priceless place to discover things like LIFE magazine issues and other publications from 1940's onwards. Things we've hardly seen before. You need to go to the advanced search and give a date range and choose magazines.

Jonathan Dresner | February 02, 2010

Is there a date on this magazine? I didn't see on in the scans here.

sepoy | February 02, 2010

Aug 1953

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