• A strange mistake of Stanley Wolpert

    A strange mistake of Stanley Wolpert

    While writing Iqbal: Daur-i-Urooj, I have come across many new facts about our history, and been able to correct some errors of the earlier writers. One of the strangest mistakes I came across happens to be in Jinnah of Pakistan, the 1984 book by the […]

  • “2017” – revisiting my five-year-old book about the present year

    “2017” – revisiting my five-year-old book about the present year

    In my book 2017: The Battle for Marghdeen, published five years ago, I wrote that a major turning point would occur in the history of Pakistan in 2017. I wish to thank those friends and readers who have been recalling it in the light of […]


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“2017” – revisiting my five-year-old book about the present year

In my book 2017: The Battle for Marghdeen, published five years ago, I wrote that a major turning point would occur in the history of Pakistan in 2017. I wish to thank those friends and […]

  • Islam and the modern West

The common worldview of Islam and the modern West

‘O people of the Book! Come let us join together on the ‘word’ (Unity of God), that is common to us all.’ .
With so much talk about seeking greater harmony between Islam and the […]

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Two implications of the Delhi Resolution of 1946

Recently, I have been trying to show that the resolution adopted unanimously by the elected legislators of the All-India Muslim League on April 9, 1946, in Delhi, was the foundational document for Pakistan (and perhaps […]

  • Anarkali

Anarkali

This article was published in Dawn, Images, May 1, 2005.

According to one contemporary account, Anarkali was in her forties or older when she was suspected of […]

  • Ayn Rand

Naturalism and twentieth century literature

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, sometime in April 2001. It was based on the postulate of Ayn Rand that the only fundamental alternative […]

  • Tamerlane

Tamerlane

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, November 9-15, 2000. I stand corrected about my statement: ‘There is a less reliable tradition that in Damascus, […]

  • Emperor Babur

Babur

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, November 23-29, 2000

“Listen to the flute. How it tells its story and complains of separation. It says, I […]

  • Akbar the Great

Akbar the Great

This article was pubished in Dawn, The Review, sometime in August 2000.

He was raised like an orphan. Not that his parents were dead, but his father […]

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A strange mistake of Stanley Wolpert

While writing Iqbal: Daur-i-Urooj, I have come across many new facts about our history, and been able to correct some errors of the earlier writers. One of the strangest mistakes I came across happens to be in Jinnah of Pakistan, the 1984 book by the well-reputed American scholar Stanley Wolpert. Here is the questionable passage:
Jinnah adjourned his faction of the Muslim League after a stormy session … On New Year’s Day of 1929 he entered the All-Parties Muslim Conferece presided over by the Aga Khan in … Shafi was there with his Punjabi cohort when Jinnah walked into the […]

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  • Students at Punjab University review the biography of Waheed Murad

    Students at Punjab University review the biography of Waheed Murad

    The students of communication studies in the Punjab University have reviewed Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times (2015) as part of an assignment given by the senior professor Dr. Bushra Rehman. With thanks, excerpts from some of those reviews are being shared here.

    Muhammad Tayyab

    A […]

  • Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar on ‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times’

    Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar on ‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times’

    ‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times fulfils the need for a simple and reliable introduction to the life and work of this unmatched genius, highlighting the practical relevance of his ideas for those who wish to consider them for implementation.’

    This write-up from the renowned poet […]

  • The people’s actor

    The people’s actor

    Review by Maheen A. Rashdi published in Dawn, Books & Authors, September 25, 2016.

    “Shafique’s narrative is addictive, and while you may pick up Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times out of curiosity … the story that unfolds surpasses expectations. Whilst revealing diverse aspects of […]