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    The modern Urdu short story, which took root in India and Pakistan not very long ago, has today become a vibrant art form with writers from both countries contributing to its growth and status. It can boast a wealth of literature as yet little known outside the Urdu world. This anthology presents to the discriminating English reader a selection of stories comparable in excellence to short fiction written in any other language.

    Starting with the years immediately preceding the independence of India and the creation of Pakistan, it spans nearly half a century of intense literary activity, varied in approach and wide in scope. The anthology features both literary stalwarts like Premchand and Mumtaz Mufti, as well as younger writers who have shown unmistakable promise.

    ISBN: 9694024528
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Relations between India and Pakistan are at a low ebb and are likely to grow worse. Relations between India and China are improving, but reversals can easily occur. This important and timely volume, the first of its kind, offers concrete proposals to help avert future conflict and to encourage regional cooperation. The authors are drawn from India, Pakistan, China and the United States, with most chapters being collaborative efforts across borders
    ISBN: D7238
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    “Cutting Edge” is Air Chief Marshal M Anwar Shamim’s account of experiences in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). He writes from the vantage point of a former head of the service. The interesting aspect is that the account coincides with the emergence of Pakistan on world map as an independent entity. This makes the author’s story synonymous with the development of the nascent state. PAF is one national institution that can rightly claim an unblemished past, present and future. The author gives credit to the founding fathers for their visionary leadership and highlights the contributions of all key players who were instrumental in shaping the destiny of the aerial defenders. It is a story as much of equipment as it is of people; rather it presents a blending of the two. The author takes pride where pride is due but without any rancour or ill feeling. Herein we get to know ACM Shamim as a man and as a professional officer. Anecdotal in structure, the narrative is full of facts and we have a book available for consultation and study. It is a must-read for all.
    ISBN: 9789694025407
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare, with great courage, passion and eloquence, by a mind that has engaged unhesitatingly with its changing realities, often anticipating the way things have moved in the last decade. In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between January 2001 and March 2008, Arundhati Roy examines the nature of state and corporate power as it has emerged during this period, and the shape that resistance movements are taking. As she speaks, among other things, about people displaced by dams and industry, the genocide in Gujarat, Maoist rebels, the war in Kashmir and the global War on Terror, she raises fundamental questions about democracy, justice and non-violent protest. Unabashedly political, this is also a deeply personal collection. Through the conversations, Arundhati talks about the necessity of taking a stand, as also the dilemma of guarding the private space necessary for writing in a world that demands urgent, unequivocal intervention. And in the final interview, she discusses with uncommon candour her ambiguous feelings about success and both the pressures and the freedom that come with it.
    ISBN: 9789694025360
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    This book gives a concise history and present status of the Dewey Decimal Classification which, since its birth in America more than a century ago, has spread to 135 countries. India, where the scheme was introduced in 1915, is today its largest user in the Orient.

    M. P. Satija teaches at Guru Nanak Dev University.

    ISBN: 9694024617
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Since the restoration of parliamentary democracy in 1988, Pakistan has faced continued political instability which has impacted adversely on economic continuity and development strategy. By 1993, however, economic management became an important issue as Pakistan’s economic growth began showing signs of fatigue and fiscal deficits started assuming alarming proportions.

    The neglect of the social sector and Pakistan’s lack of diversification in industry and exports also came home to roost. The confluence of these factors, at a time when Pakistan was being dragged into integration with the global economy under the aegis of a structural adjustment programme of the IMF and the World Bank, produced a number of crises which its weak political and economic institutions were unable to bear. The essays in this volume explore the various dimensions of the crises since the latter part of 1993, when the caretaker government was headed by Moeen Qureshi.

    ISBN: 9694023165
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Just in time for the elections, Arundhati Roy offers us this lucid briefing on what the Bush administration really means when it talks about compassionate conservativism and the war on terror. Roy has characteristic fun in these essays, skewering the hypocrisy of the more-democratic-than-thou clan. But above all, she aims to remind us that we hold the essence of power and the foundation of genuine democracy-the power of the people to counter their self-appointed leaders’ tyranny.

    First delivered as fiery speeches to sold-out crowds, together these essays are a call to arms against the apocalyptic apparatus of the American empire. Focusing on the disastrous US occupation of Iraq, Roy urges us to recognize-and apply-the scope of our power, exhorting US dockworkers to refuse to load materials war-bound, reservists to reject their call-ups, activists to organize boycotts of Halliburton, and citizens of other nations to collectively resist being deputized as janitor-soldiers to clear away the detritus of the US invasion.

    Roy’s Guide to Empire also offers us sharp theoretical tools for understanding the New American Empire-a dangerous paradigm, Roy argues here, that is entirely distinct from the imperialism of the British or even the New World Order of George Bush, the elder. She examines how resistance movements build power, using examples of nonviolent organizing in South Africa, India, and the United States. Deftly drawing the thread through ostensibly disconnected issues and arenas, Roy pays particular attention to the parallels between globalization in India, the devastation in Iraq, and the deplorable conditions many African Americans, in particular, must still confront.

    With Roy as our guide, we may not be able to relax from the Sisyphean task of stopping the U.S. juggernaut, but at least we are assured that the struggle for global justice is fortified by Roy’s hard-edged brilliance.
    ISBN: 9789694025285
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS



    In Pakistan, the face of food insecurity is an ugly one: Hungry mobs looting bakeries. Impoverished women and children trampled to death while scrambling for rice hand-outs. Food aid organizations blown up by extremists. Traumatized farmers and urban laborers, unable to feed their families, murdering their children or committing suicide. Destitute, hungry young men succumbing to the temptations of militancy. Approximately 80 million Pakistanis are hungry and 45 million malnourished. With drought-like conditions and serious water shortages routinely afflicting Pakistan, many farmers have been unable to produce enough crops to feed their families, much less to maintain their livelihoods. Other Pakistanis, displaced by military operations in the northwest and forced to leave standing harvests, have struggled to access food in teeming refugee camps or in the crowded homes of the relatives who have taken them in.

    The agricultural sector has long been neglected in Pakistan. As a result, outdated agricultural equipment has hampered crop productivity; poorly maintained roads have inhibited efficient food transport; and inadequate storage facilities have turned fresh produce into rot. Yet Pakistan’s history of food insecurity is not merely one of shortages, but also one of poor resource management, with food supplies not getting to the mouths that need them the most. The horrific flooding of 2010 has exacerbated this problem many times over. The challenges of bringing better food security to Pakistan are immense. Yet the stakes could not be higher. By 2050, the country’s total population could reach 335 million—nearly double the current population. Today’s statistics about food insecurity in Pakistan may seem staggering. Yet unless action is taken immediately, these figures could appear modest by comparison in several decades’ time. This volume offers fresh perspectives, from a variety of viewpoints, about one of Pakistan’s most pressing challenges.
    ISBN: 9789694025520
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    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.
    ISBN: 9789694026008
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Since statistical data on national development representing ethnic breakdowns for Pakistan are unavailable, this study utilized the national Social Studies curriculum as an analytical instrument, for its proportionate ethnic representation, to address the inequality controversy and processes of political socialization and stratification in Pakistani society.

    The correlation between political changes in government and changes in the national Social Studies curriculum (the only uniform national curriculum designed to strengthen the national values in the younger generation) is suggestive of diverse perceptions of society by the ruling elite, and thus, reflective of an expectations mid achievements conflict among the different generations of diverse ethnic groups in that society.

    This case study suggests that the role of Punjab as the sole powerful province within the Pakistani federation, while helping the ruling elite (as the political crises of 1967, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1983, and 1986 suggest) is damaging the very foundations of the Pakistani state. The necessity for broader political participation, socialization, and stratification should be realized because the assimilationist policies now prevalent (under the guise of religion) cannot keep the country united indefinitely.

    ISBN: 9694022533
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    This book aims to introduce students tO the process of assigning and especially synthesising class numbers by the 20th edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The chapters and the examples have been graded to some extent. No background what-soever has been assumed on the part of the students. It provides a complete course to train them in the techniques of number building involving the use of auxiliary tables and multiple syn-thesis. The graded process of number building will show the students the increasingly faceted nature of the system and its advancing steps towaras bibliographic depth and classification. To avoid verbosity, the number building has been depicted through equations and facet formulae.

    The examples chosen are, as a matter of necessity, largely imagi-nary, though not far from the realities of (lie literary . warrant. The aim is to be amply illustrative and to step by step introduce the new concepts and methods.

    Though the book is based on the 20th edition of the DDC, students using the DDC-1$ and DDC-19 should find no difficulty in using it.
    ISBN: B6591
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    EXPLORING CENTRAL ASIA: (Asiatic Neighbours, The Pamirs, Travels in Central Asia, Through Central Asia, Visits to High Tartary Yarkand and Kashqar, Chinese Central Asia, Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor, Tribes of Central Asia, Reconnoitring Central Asia and Travels and Adventures in Central Asia)
    ISBN: D6517
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS

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    Although by 1892, SS Thorburn had served for sixteen years in trans-Indus and for seven years in Indus districts west of Lahore, he had hardly any information of the neighbours. His discussions with friends in the Punjab Frontier Force were of little benefit because they were for military action. The author being a revenue official thought of the financial implications and other such eventualities. Hence, the book is an outcome of the author’s attempt of self-education, and gives a detailed analysis of the economic, political and military situation prevailed in Central Asia.
    ISBN: 9694022754
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    This travel account by a British Counsul-General, was written with a first-hand knowledge of the people, their art, folklore, and customs. Having posted at Kashgar in Chinese Turkistan during the 1920s, Sir Clarmont Skrine and his wife, both adventurous, and with insatiable quest for acquiring more information of this unexplored areas spent their time touring, exploring, and mapping the high mountains.

    This book has some superb photographs which show the author’s skill in photography.

    ISBN: 9694022746
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    The author has given a popular account of the principal pioneering exploits in the region lying between the Caspian and India. In his writings on Central Asia, he tries to arbitrate impartially between Russia and England, Liberal and Conservative, Russophobe and Russophile. Some of the chapters originally appeared in a skeleton form in the columns of the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, and the work was completed on his return from the Tsar’s coronation.
    ISBN: 9694022703
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    The Pamirs is a faithful first-hand daily record of an year’s expedition on horseback and foot through Kashmir, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Chinese Tartary, and the Pamirs undertaken by the author and his friend Major Roche and the author’s subsequent journey alone through Russian Central Asia to the Caspian Sea in 1892-93.

    Extremely interesting and very informative, the narrative makes you feel as if you have yourselves lived the events of the day during that arduous expedition and have been a part of the travel. The book throws valuable light on the historical, political, and socioeconomic conditions in this troubled region of the world.

    First published in 1893, in two illustrated volumes, this set has been out-of-print for long and we are, therefore, making it available again in a single volume limited edition for the benefit of all those interested in Central Asian studies.

    ISBN: 969402272X
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Hungerford believes a great change had been effected in the late 19th Century, in the measure of information about regions of farther India in the North West. He claims that all that was known of the frontier geography was narrowed to a few lines running westward from India, and terminating in the cities of Afghan and Baluch highlands.

    The hills which faced us on our own border, onto which we could step from the plains, were still shrouded in mystery, and our knowledge of the people was as shadowy as that of their land. In this study it is hoped that a few minor frontier episodes would be rescued from oblivion.

    ISBN: 9694022762
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Captain Fred Burnaby, Royal Horse Guards, analyses the political and military happenings of the Central Asia during the mid 1800s. He evaluates the military strength of Russia, and says it could be outdone by Britain without anyone’s help.

    The book is an in-depth analysis of the political situations of Central Asia, and has been reissued after more than a century, of its original publication, as it was scarce for many years.

    ISBN: 9694022738
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Arminius Vambery in early youth developed an interest in the languages of Europe and Asia, and later he got involved with the reciprocal relations of languages. He went to Constantinople, and his stay in Turkish houses and frequent visits to Islamic Schools transformed him into a Turk-an Efendi. He travelled further East, covering the whole of Central Asia.

    The book gives a description of the author’s journey from Teheran, to notices concerning the geography, statistics, politics, and social relations of Central Asia. Originally published in 1864, has now been reissued in the interest of students and scholars alike.

    ISBN: 9694022797
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    A work of great value, not merely on account of its splendid illustrations, but for the value of material it contains. This study by an adventurous traveller, an authentic and amusing writer deals in detail the Botany, Geology and Ethnology of the region and is considered a masterpiece since its first publication in 1860.

    This book of travel must take a rank in the geographical literature.

    ISBN: 9694022770
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Colonel HC. Wylly serving the British Regiment in the 1890s found hardly any information of the country immediately beyond the North-West border. In this book, he deals in detail with the tribes of the North-West and the military relations British had with them.

    The author describes the more turbulent of the tribes beyond the border, the countries they inhabited and the campaigns which had been undertaken against them.

    ISBN: 9694022711
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Visits to High Tartary, Yarkand and Kashgar, written over a century ago, tells the story of a British tea-planter, Robert Shaw, who found himself caught up in the Great Game. So christened by one of its earliest players, the Great Game grew out of intense Anglo-Russian rivalry in Asia during the nineteenth century.

    The shadowy contest began in earnest in the 1830s, when the two powers sought to extend their frontiers and influence into Central Asia. By the 1860s and 1870s, Britain and Russia found themselves all but facing each other across the unmapped deserts and unexplored passes of the region.

    According to Shaw’s own account, it ‘was the prospect of ‘opening up’ Central Asia as a market for Indian tea, spiced with the possibility of being the first Englishman to visit the almost legendary towns of Chinese Turkistan, that decided him, in 1868, to make his now celebrated journey to Yarkand and Kashgar.

    ISBN: 9694022789
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: 0333438027 – Paperback
    Publisher: MACMILLAN
    ISBN: Z1449
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: W2245 – Paperback
    ISBN: Z1450
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: 9789694025490
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Flight of the Falcon is about the spectacular episodes, trials and tribulations I had to face during my 28 years in the Pakistan Air Force. There is more in my story as it traverses through Pakistan’s misfortunes soon after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Au Jinnah. It begins with my encounter with the father of the nation, his unceremonious death followed by the murder of his legacy of unity. Ayub Khan’s mid-night coup was a violation of the role the Quaid-e-Azam had bequeathed on the armed forces. The domino effect of dictatorial rule by unprofessional generals with unflattering soldiering history and self seeking corrupt politicians has finally brought Pakistan to its knees. No lessons were learnt and history keeps punishing us. What a legacy for our children to inherit, for which the nation continues to pay a price. What will it take to change our course?

    Every year the 1965 war is celebrated remorselessly to keep under wraps the failures of our leadership at the time. I feel cheated and enraged at the loss of the many gallant men who were martyred believing they were fighting for a sacred cause. The 1971 war was a corollary to the 1965 war and the Kargil conflict followed in the same vein. Shallow personal interests were projected as national interests by dictators. All these wars and conflicts proved to be catastrophic for the economy and security of Pakistan. Were these conflicts avoidable? If not, why were they not planned and directed with professional dexterity? Why were no lessons learnt from each disaster? Such questions have hardly been addressed candidly from fear of retribution by the powers that be.

    Unfortunately, the armed forces have become punching bags for all the ills of the country. These are deceptive tactics to deflect our top leadership’s failures and corruption. The combat crews from the army, navy and especially the PAF have always fought with indomitable courage and sacrificed lives to save what was and is left of Pakistan. They continue to perform their duty to the nation every minute of the day and night as you and go about our daily lives.Who pushed us into the devastation of wars and what was the outcome is a moot point and will be the focus of my book. It is time that the history of our wars is re-written and the truth is told. The lessons need to be brought out for Pakistan’s survival. I feel it should be my legacy to leave behind a detailed account of not just the battles in which I fought, but the circumstances which led to these senseless conflicts and the leaders responsible for perpetrating them. In the end, the truth shall prevail.
    ISBN: 9789694025261
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    This book “does not claim to be a history of Pakistan-. Its less ambitious format is defined as being “a part of that history namely- the ideological and geographical changes in Pakistan”

    The author maintains that the Quaid-i-Azam never used the words “ideology of Pakistan” laying emphasis on Quaid’s speech of August II, 1947, to prove that’. the pattern of government which the Quaid-i-Azam had in mind was a secular, democratic government-. The scene, however, changed with Liaqat Ali Khan’s objective resolution, which the author contrast with the Quaid’s vision of Pakistani Polity, pointing out five points of difference involving question of sovereignty God or people,; the existence and non existence of religious minorities in Pakistan.

    Mr. Munir points out how the Taxation system of the early days of Islam cannot be adopted in TOTO and its original form to cope with the needs of a modern state. The view that everything is possible provided it is not contrary to the Quran and Sunnah alone can save these taxes, because in the Quran and Hadis there is nothing against most of them. But in that case you will have to say good-bye to the claim that Niazam-i-Mustafa or Quran and Sunnah provide solutions of everything under the sun…

    The most controversial Book of the year
    ISBN: 9789694026022
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    This edited translation of Syed Nur Ahmad’s landmark study ‘Martial Law-se Martial Law-tak’ provides the most comprehensive study in English or Urdu of the politics of the Punjab.

    Drawing on his career as a journalist and as former Director of Information for the government of the Punjab, Nur Ahmad gives an eyewitness account of the politics of the province from the imposition of martial law in 1919 (following the Jalianwala Bagh massacre) to the re-establishment of martial law accompanying the coup d’etat led by General Ayub Khan in Pakistan in 1958.

    Nur Ahmad relates the events in the Punjab to the larger Indian Muslim political scene, assesses the development and eventual decline of the Unionist Party (which stood against the partition of India) and traces the rise of support for the Muslim League. He also looks at the post Independence period in Pakistan and the failure of the parliamentary regime, discussing how national level politics affected the Punjab.

    ISBN: 9694024218 – Hardback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: 9694024218
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: 9694023319
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    This book gives a detailed account of the jurisdiction of the High Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan under Article 199 and Article 184(3) respectively of the Constitution of Pakistan. It also contains Interpretations and meanings assigned by the superior courts to different expressions employed in these articles of the constitution.

    The objective of the book is to enable concerned individuals to grasp the jurisdiction of the superior courts under these two articles and to know the intention of the framers of the constitution to have these two articles enshrined therein. The constitution provides a list of Fundamental Rights/Human Rights and a forum under Articles 184(3) and 199 for the enforcement and protection of these Fundamental Rights. An attempt has been made to expound these in this book. The author also discusses a majority of the important cases that attract Article 184(3) of the Constitution and analyses many significant cases decided under Article 199 by the four High Courts of Pakistan.
    ISBN: 9694023424
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    `A fantastic achievement, having successfully dealt with an extremely complicated issue. […] accessible both to a reader with some general interest in Afghanistan and is equally of immense aid for academic study.’ (British Society of Middle Eastern Studies) `A fascinating and thorough analysis of the very complex political/military situation that evolved in Afghanistan following the demise of the Soviet puppet regime in 1992…. an insightful study of the rise of a new form of puritanical Islamic fundamentalism that overran Kabul in September 1996 namely, the Taliban, and its impact on Afghan society…. Highly recommended.’ (Choice)

    This book traces the Taliban movement’s origins, its rise to power, and the tensions and contradictions which made it impossible to accommodate within the modern international system. It exposes some of the misunderstandings which led various powers, including the United States, to believe that the Taliban could bring peace to Afghanistan and permit its reconstruction after years of destructive conflict. More significantly, it also highlights steps that can be taken to assist the Afghan people to recover from the consequences of the fragmentation of their society, and its subordination to an anti-modernist force of a kind unprecedented in Afghanistan’s recent history.

    Fundamentalism Reborn? is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of their history, ascendancy, and decline of the most dramatic manifestation of Islamic fundamentalism since the Iranian revolution.
    ISBN: 9694023602
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: Z1492 – Paperback
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    ISBN: Z1492
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Over the years I have discussed Gandhi with many Americans, both formally and informally… What continues to irk me is the amount of Gandhi ‘propaganda material’ that has flooded our libraries and bookstores. For an unsuspecting Westerner, the reading of Gandhi as he is portrayed on these shelves can bring about the intended result. That is understandable. This book is an attempt to close the gap between the popularized Gandhi and the historical Gandhi. It will incite readers to be more open-minded and to seek to validate the ‘truths’ presented. My hope is that it will provoke honest, healthy, and open dialogue and foster more critical scrutiny about him…

    Years of dedicated research on Gandhi convinced me that our hero was fundamentally a racist. In this book, I present the facts. The evidence presented here is not a matter of speculation or distorted interpretation. Much of the irrefutable evidence lay buried beneath a mountain of Gandhi’s own writings – in his own words, which I have uncovered – comments that will be difficult to dispute once they are read. In this book you will read the evidence in its entirety. My primary intention is to untangle the web that Gandhi wove – and his followers are still weaving – for many years. Only through a methodical probing can we expose Gandhi’s campaign of deception: the lies, the propaganda, the misinformation, the half-truths, and the efforts to hide behind religion. Where Gandhi left off, his followers have picked up, and they continue their own sophisticated campaigns, both in India and abroad. This book should not be looked upon as another Gandhi biography. Rather, it should provide a standard by which to weigh Gandhian literature for accuracy and objectivity. Also, this book, though narrowly focused, should stand as a guide alerting us to how thoroughly the Gandhi propagandists and others have succeeded in deceiving us.
    ISBN: 9694024927
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Crucial to the social position of women in Pakistan is their access to and control of material resources. A key factor in this respect is the situation of legal pluralism in the country whereby state laws derived from Pakistan’s Islamic and colonial heritages are often contradicted by local customary laws and practices. This study is based on extensive fieldwork in four villages in different provinces of Pakistan, and takes both a socio-legal and an anthropological approach. Its focus is not confined to property alone but includes many other areas of life that have a bearing on women’s access to property and enables the reader to better envisage the environment. Arguing that official law-is largely ineffective in securing property rights for women, the study offers insights into the interaction of customary and state laws in Pakistan that will be of interest to scholars, lawyers and development specialists. This book also provides background to students and researchers engaged in studies on Pakistani immigrants in Europe.
    ISBN: 9694023696
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    The three essays in this volume explore the changing parameters of struggles over gender in Pakistan. In the process, the author attempts to theoretically traverse the boundaries between public and private domains, the State and what is often referred to as ‘civil society’, the individual and the collective, and the local and international. She does this through a discussion of sovereignty and citizenship; the growing nexus between militarism, masculinism and fundamentalism; and the rapid shrinking of democratic spaces in the country.
    ISBN: 9694025052
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: Y3897 – Hardback
    ISBN: Y2810
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    ISBN: B3918 – Hardback
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    ISBN: Z2361
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Gulf Charities and Islamic Philanthropy in the “Age of Terror” and Beyond is the first book to be published on the charities of Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf, covering their work both domestic and International. From a diversity of viewpoints and with numerous case studies from the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, the book addresses:

    The Historical roots of Islamic philanthropy

    ‘Gulf charities’relations with “Western” relief and development institutions

    The Impact of violent extremism on the sector

    The obstacles faced by bona fide Islamic charities in control zones

    The prospects for a less politicized Islamic charity sector
    ISBN: 9789694025742
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS


    Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels is one of those great classics of English literature that has been read, re-read and enjoyed by children all over the world.

    As a brilliant mockery of man’s foolishness, it is full of fairy tales, giants, pygmies and mad scientists encountered by Gulliver on his various sea voyages to strange and exotic lands.

    The book is abridged and adapted in simple English that manages to retain the flavour of the original text for young readers. It is ideal for classroom discussion because it has simple graded exercises for vocabulary and comprehension testing.
    ISBN: 9789694025179
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS