NADEEM FAROOQ PARACHA is a well-known cultural critic, historian and columnist, He is associated with Pakistan's largest English language daily, Dawn, and also the author of four best-selling hooks on the social history' of Pakistan: End of the Past, The Pakistan Anti-Hem, Muslim Modernism: A Case for Naya Pakistan and Points of Entry: Encounters at the Origin Sites of Pakistan. In 2018, he was accepted as a Research Scholar by the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington, D.C. He also heads the ideation department at Adcom Leo Burnett.
END OF THE PAST
AN IMMEDIATE EYEWITNESS HISTORY OF A TROUBLED NATION
END OF THE PAST is a documentation of how the consequences of various ideological experiments over the last many decades in Pakistan seeped into the soul of the country, insulating future generations from the world, causing them to experience the worst kind of identity crisis.
Paracha’s observations and pithy prose weaving in personal stories stems from growing up as the son of a journalist who eventually found a voice of his own as one of Pakistan’s leading cultural critics and satirists. He chronologically maps how Pakistan’s spiritual soul has been trampled upon in its quest to gain acceptance as an ‘ideological state’.
END Of THE PAST is written not so much as a nostalgic memoir as an analysis in the form of a narrative and a means of explaining the enigma that is Pakistan.
Paracha looks at Pakistan’s political, sporting and cultural pasts, hoping that future generations will learn from them and chart a brand new beginning for a country that he loves passionately. He pleads for a decisive end of the past so that a new and less tumultuous future can be envisioned and built.
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS