KHURSHEED KAMAL AZIZ (b 1927) has taught politics, history, Islam and Asian Studies for 50 years at various institutions. including Government College, Lahore, and the universities of Manchester, Punjab, London, Khartoum, Heidelberg, Toronto and Cambridge. In Pakistan he has served as Deputy Official Historian to the federal government, Chairman of the National Commission on Historical & Cultural Research, and Special Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. In 1997 he was elected to the coveted Aziz Ahmad Memorial Lectureship at the University of Toronto. Author of over two dozen scholarly works, he commands an international reputation as a political scientist, historian and general lecturer.
STUDIES IN HISTORY AND POLITICS
Vanguard Books has decided to bring out a selection of Professor K K Aziz’s scattered shorter writings in 3 volumes. This is the first to be published and consists of his lectures. Articles and papers on the themes of history and politics. Among the more significant of contents are pieces on Muslim India in British party politics. The All India Muslim Conference, the Indian Khilafat Movement, Mian Kafayet Ali’s (“A Punjabi’s”) scheme of 1939 which foreshadowed Pakistan with uncanny insight, Source Material on Pakistan’s History, Christianity and Imperialism, the Uses of History, and the State of Historical Scholarship in Pakistan. The volume concludes with some book reviews done for British academic journals. Aziz’s accomplishment lies the size of the canvas he paints and felicity with which he transmits his knowledge to the reader He writes without fear and is therefore worth reading. His second collection, the one on Culture, Art and Literature, will appear soon.
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS