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View Resource Rock Painting from Swat and Mansehra Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A Comparative Analysis

This study by Waheed Alam, Abdul Hameed, Shakir Ullah, and Muhammad Wali Ullah examines the pictograms (rock paintings) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. By studying the type and prevalence of different designs (including human, zoomorphic, and artificial structures), the researchers are able to make cultural connections to their significance and history.
View Resource Shariʿa and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

Farhat Haq sits down for a discussion with SherAli Tareen on a podcast about her recent book publication, "Shariʿa and the State in Pakistan." Farhat talks about the history of blasphemy politics in Pakistan and how discourse has shifted over the recent decades. Blasphemy politics in Pakistan remains an intricacy that is difficult to characterize into any one narrative or conceptual framing.
View Resource Ending Terror in Kashmir

By exploring the February 14th suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 46 Indian security personnel, Yelena Biberman offers insight into the border disputes between Pakistan and India in Kashmir. Both sides appear to be engaging in state-sponsored violence in hopes of gaining the upper hand in the region that has been at the center of foreign policy in the region for decades.
View Resource Can you ‘see’ slavery? Black skins, brown skins, and the price of in/visibility in colonial India

"Can you 'see' slavery?" by Mishal Khan explores the role race has played in colonial India with respects to slavery. By looking at how racial groups were affected in different ways with respects to slavery in India and what consequences did that have on identity and social status, Khan is able to offer a contemporary view into an identity crisis that continues to have impacts on Indian society...
View Resource A Pakistani Homeland for Buddhism: Displaying a National History for Pakistan beyond Islam, 1950–196

This article from Andrew Amstutz explores the role of the Buddhist past in Pakistan following the 1947 Partition of Ancient India. The article examines shifts in museum exhibits and archaeological guides from 1950 to 1969 and highlights the struggle of Pakistani historians to create a unified national history for Pakistan as a way to differentiate itself from India.
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