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  • Literary Notes: Some loanwords of European origin in pre-1857 Urdu poetry

    IT is generally assumed that words borrowed from the English language or other European languages entered the Urdu language post-1857, the year in which the British completely took over and the last Mughal ruler of India was deposed...

    Poetry of some classical Urdu poets such as Insha Allah Khan Insha (died 1817) and Mushafi (died 1824) has ample proofs that certain words of European origin had been borrowed by the Urdu language much...

  • Analysis: Legacy of 1857 continues unabated

    NEW DELHI: The brave and fractious anti-British uprising of 1857 was put down with a heavy hand...

    As the year 2017 marks the 160th anniversary of the uprising, let’s examine the role played by the two groups at a defining moment in history...

  • Vigil held at Empress Market, where blood of soldiers was spilt in 1857

    KARACHI: It was a solemn moment at the Empress Market where several learned individuals gathered on Sunday evening to hold a vigil in remembrance of the unsung heroes executed by hanging or by being tied to British cannons which blew them up in September 1857...

    Many shopkeepers and passers-by stopped to inquire about what was going on, and were informed about Karachi’s role in the liberation war of 1857 against the British Empire......

  • 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...

  • ‘Nothing special about special Eid train’

    KARACHI: “Starting its journey from Karachi, the special Eid train will touch Hyderabad, Rohri, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalpur and Khanewal to reach its final stop — Lahore,” it was announced over the loudspeakers on platform number one of the cantonment railway station, where the first such train awaited departure on Saturday morning...

    “There’s nothing special about this ‘special’ Eid train,” sisters Rizwana Hassan and Sumaira Ansar...

  • Obama due in father’s homeland today with history on his mind

    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will land in Kenya on Friday with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to his father’s birthplace will dominate a trip that Kenyans view as a native son returning home...

    Kenya is a critical Western ally in the battle against the Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab, which massacred 148 people in April at a Kenyan university near the Somali border
  • Sindh likely to extend Rangers’ stay, special powers today

    KARACHI: The PPP-led Sindh government is set to extend on Monday Rangers’ stay in Sindh for another year and their special powers for three months, sources told Dawn on Sunday...

    “Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with the co-chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party, Asif Zardari, in Dubai on Sunday at which the latter ordered the CM to notify Rangers’ one-year stay in Sindh with policing powers for three months,” said a...

  • Emirates’ A380 special flight lands at IIA today

    “While this is a special flight; we are very keen to launch a scheduled A380 service to Pakistan and will continue to work with authorities to realise these plans,” said, Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Centre of the airlines Sheikh Majid Al Mualla...

    The Emirates A380 aircraft on this special one-off service will be in a two-class configuration offering spacious seats in economy class and fully flatbed seats in...

  • Special anti-polio drive begins in Balochistan today

    QUETTA: A special anti-polio campaign will be launched in Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi and Sobatpur districts of Balochistan on Monday...

    Rashid Razaq, coordinator of the Polio Emergency Operation Centre in Balochistan, said in a statement here on Sunday that the special campaign had been planned after new polio cases were reported recently in Balochistan — one each from Qilla Abdullah and Jaffarabad districts...

  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • Recounting Pakistan’s 9,000 year old history of pluralism

    ISLAMABAD: A film screened at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) on Tuesday took viewers through the thousands of years of spiritual history of the land where Pakistan stands today...

    The film titled ‘The Story of a Banyan Tree: 9,000 Years of Pluralistic Heritage in Pakistan’ was conceptualised by Dr Kamran Ahmed and based on his research...

  • Pakistan cricket at lowest point in international history: Ramiz Raja

    Cricket commentator and former Test captain Ramiz Raja has described Pakistan's hammering at the hands of Bangladesh as "embarrassing" and the "lowest point in our international history"...

    In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment in the "lack of direction" and the lack of "fresh ideas" from the Pakistan Cricket Board which had rendered the national cricket team as a "rudderless ship"...

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