Sufism has always been a contested space in Pakistan. Successive governments, political parties and religious organisations have attempted to coopt it or reject it to suit their own political agendas. Since the turn of the millennium, however, the Pakistani government has made a conscious eff ort to..
Author, cultural critic and historian nadeem farooq paracha details the history of muslim modernism - a 19th century idea which further evolved in the the early 20th century and inspired the creation of a separate muslim-majority country, pakistan. Paracha explores how this idea became part of the n..
In The Pakistan Anti-Hero, Paracha further explores the political and social evolution of Pakistan's polity which he first investigated in his best-selling debut, End of the Past. He expands this investigation by closely tracking the country's social and political trajectory through the lives of 'an..
Pakistan is more than the sum of its news-making parts. In these marvellous essays on history, politics and society, cultural critic Nadeem Farooq Paracha upturns various reductive readings of the country by revealing its multi-layered reality. With wit and insight, he investigates past events and t..