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  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Bangladesh aim to defy history in first SA Test

    POTCHEFSTROOM: His­t­­ory and the form of South Africa’s leading batsmen are against Bangladesh in the first Test starting from Thursday at Senwes Park in northwestern university town of Potchefstroom...

    Bangladesh have lost all four previous Tests in South Africa by an innings, despite winning the toss on all four occasions...

  • Pakistan ready to ‘change history’ against India

    LONDON: Pakistan are ready to change the course of history in a clash that’s “bigger than the Ashes” when they face arch-rivals India in the ICC Champions Trophy final...

    Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world’s top-eight ODI sides...

  • India and Pakistan: Here's the history the government is hiding from us

    Secular liberal fascists in both India and Pakistan have for long been distorting the history of the region...

    One of their worst acts in this context has been the way they have managed to repress and even wipe out the names of men who are more vital and relevant historical figures than the ones found in the textbooks of India and Pakistan...

  • If Pakistan shuns the term ‘Ancient India’ in its history books, is it entirely to blame?

    A few months ago, I visited a newly-opened museum in Lahore that, along with sections on Partition and the contemporary history of Pakistan, also included an exhibit on its ancient and pre-colonial history...

    It was titled “Ancient Pakistan” and included references to the Indus Valley civilisation, the Mauryan Empire, the Kushan dynasty and even the Khalsa Empire of Ranjit Singh...

  • Dark history behind India's 'guru in bling'

    Self-styled “godman” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh inspired extraordinary devotion in India, where huge crowds flocked to hear his teachings ? even after he was accused of rape in a high-profile case that ended in conviction...

  • India chase history, England another title

    LONDON: India have the chance to alter the course of cricket history when they face hosts England in the ICC Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday...

    The final sees this year’s edition come full circle, with India having upset the form book to beat England by 35 runs in the tournament opener in Derby on June 24...

  • Clinical India rout Bangladesh to set up final against Pakistan

    BIRMINGHAM: Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten century sealed India’s place in a Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan after the title-holders thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets at Edgbaston on Thursday...

    Bangladesh’s total of 264 for seven never looked like being enough and was duly made to look inadequate by India’s powerful top-order...

  • Bangladesh maturing after wins over Pakistan and India

    NEW DELHI: The one-time easy beats of South Asian cricket have just turned a corner, with an impressive series win at home against continental powerhouse India...

    South Africa, watch out! Almost 30 years since their first foray into the top limited-overs cricket arena, Bangladesh have matured into a consistent, competitive team capable of beating any opponents on home turf...

  • India to have patrol-free, multi-layer smart fence along Pakistan, Bangladesh borders

    India will have a patrol-free, multi-layered smart fence along its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh by the second half of 2017, the Press Trust of India news agency reported Wednesday...

    He also said that the aim of BSF, India's largest border guarding force with about 250,000 personnel in its ranks, is "to modernise itself", thereby minimising human error and inaccuracy as much as possible...

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