The Untold Story of Pakistan


The forgotten truths about the making of Pakistan, which can change the future of South Asia and show every citizen a way for shaping our destiny collectively.



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Organized by Behbud Learning Resource Center

Saturdays, November 2, 9 and 16, 2019
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Rs.5000/- per participant
Early Bird Discount 25% (Until 28 October)
Registration closes 31 October. Group Discounts Also Available

The venue is Behbud Association Karachi, ST 9, Block 1, Scheme 5, Kehkashan, Clifton, Karachi-75600



Contact
Anoshia Mubarak: 0335-2544763 or 021-35824524
behbud.lrc@gmail.com


Highlights


  1. The course employs interesting activities, excerpts from rare authentic documents, engaging presentations, and clips from popular movies and songs to take you through the story of the making of Pakistan up to the present times – with a clear insight into the near future.
  2. The history presented here is exclusively from the perspective of the founding parents of Pakistan.
  3. Through our conventional learning, we become familiar with many of the key events like the birth of All-India Muslim League, Fourteen Points of Jinnah, Pakistan Resolution, and so on. However, we are mostly unaware of the context of these events, especially the clearly stated goals of the Muslim nation achieved through these and other events.
  4. We hope that the contents of this course will equip us to see how we can play our role in making Pakistan the leader of South Asia for bringing peace and justice in the region.
  5. Now, when external and internal threats surround our country, it is a burning need of our times that we should develop a unity of vision. With unity of vision, even threats can become opportunities, and opportunities yield most fruitful outcomes. This course aims at fulfilling this most important need of the day: creating a unity of vision.
  6. This is also a people’s history of Pakistan. Turning away from the well-known controversies of politics, this course will enable us to see clearly the goals of the people, their aspirations and the expressions of their deepest emotions.
  7. An irony of our collective life is that we have forgotten those very things about which we can be truly proud. Many people in the past have claimed that the history we are taught is not accurate, but the difference this course and previously made claims of this type is that the facts that are being revealed here are all positive and useful.
  8. This is why we say that this is a course for the leaders of today and tomorrow – it offers you what you should know in order to lead this country as a free citizen of a state that has a glorious past and an even more glorious future.
  9. The approach used here is blended learning. The two-hour sessions will guide you, inform you – and even entertain you – but you will also get additional support and guidance for carrying out optional assignments and self-study, should you choose to do so.

How learners feel about the course


“How are you feeling at the end of today’s session?” This question is asked at the end of each session of the course. Visit the Feelings Page to see the answers given by the participants.

Important learnings


“What was the single most important thing you learnt from today’s session (if any)?” This is a question in the feedback forms distributed at the end of each session. Visit the Learnings Page to see the replies given by the participants.

FAQs


Visit the FAQ page to see the questions asked by the participants, and their answers.


Suggestions for the participants


Preparatory

Session 1

The content of Session 1 is covered in greater detail in the first seven chapters of my Urdu book, Aazadi. The book has also been serialized on my Urdu blog, where each chapter is presented as a separate post. A much shorter version of the same narrative appears in the starting page about Iqbal Studies on my English website.

If not before attending the session, then at least afterwards, please consider going through one of the following:

  • Highlights of Iqbal’s life, work and the aftermath. This might suit you best if you are a busy person; reading this page will probably take you less than an hour. It is in English, is richly illustrated and contains some embedded links for further reading (more links are being added periodically, as this is a growing page).
  • Or, Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the series Aazadi on my Urdu website. There are some added advantages of reading these posts online: they are richly illustrated, contain many relevant videos (usually very short) and each episode starts with some extremely popular song by the great Sufi poet of modern times, Fayyaz Hashmi. Reading these posts might consume a bit of your time but the experience could be very rewarding and wholesome.
  • Or, Chapters 1-7 of the book Aazadi in hard copy (the book is published by Topline Publishers, and can be purchased at the venue of the course). This might suit you best if you prefer the printed page, or if your interest is primarily academic. The book is not illustrated but contains rich and adequate references in footnotes.

Session 2

The content of Session 2 is covered in greater detail in chapters 8-11 of my Urdu book, Aazadi. As mentioned above, the book has also been serialized on my Urdu blog, and a shorter version of the same narrative appears in the starting page about Iqbal Studies on my English website.

If not before attending the session, then at least afterwards, please consider going through one of the following:

  • Highlights of Iqbal’s life, work and the aftermath. If you have not gone through it already (as a recommended reading with the previous session).
  • Or, Episodes 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the series Aazadi on my Urdu website (the general advantages of reading this series have been mentioned above).
  • Or, Chapters 8-11 of the book Aazadi in hard copy (as mentioned above, the book is published by Topline Publishers, and can be purchased at the venue of the course, and it contains rich and adequate references in footnotes).

Session 3

Yet to be added.