Islam was the first pillar on which Pakistan was built and its leaders’ search for a new identity was the other virulent non-Indian non-Hindu pillar. While both were understand-able from Pakistan’s perspective, Jinnah’s version of a moderate Pakistan began to change soon enough.
The relationship between sexuality and empire in the context of South Asia is one that has received much, and muchneeded, scholarly attention in recent years. Since one kind of archive or another is used by scholars and activists in the field of sexuality studies to form and/or legitimize their case,
THIS is a book about the immediate past and the distant future of mankind. It looks at the recent development experience of the world, particularly Taiwan and South Korea, and goes on to make predictions and give advice. But that is not all, for this is a book of disconcerting diversity.
The volume under review is geared towards describing and analysing the practical implications and policy imperatives of deepening democracy beyond its institutional parameters and the role of civil society interventions in creating a culture of democratic engagement, accountability, and transparency (p. 3).
The versatile personality of the author finds reflection in this little ‘bunch called BOOK’—as the author himself calls it. Whether it is sangeet or social work or social justice, costs or crimes or communalism, or corporate sector, religions and revolution—the author has something to say, some thought to exchange with others.
‘Nepal is an area on the political evolution of which not enough is known as yet,’ says the author; and to meet this gaping need he sets out to make his own contribution. What sort of treatment he renders to the subject is indicated in the title itself —Nepal: Year of Decision.