Pakistan culture and history

14 OCTOBER 2019

Dawn.com takes a look back at the past visits to Pakistan by British royalty

« I feel at home in Karachi as we share the same culture and understand each other well » — Queen Elizabeth II, 1997
https://www.dawn.com/news/1509328/historical-ties-a-look-back-at-past-visits-to-pakistan-by-british-royals

21 DECEMBER 2018

US turned blind eye to Pakistan’s nuclear programme in 70s after China’s intervention: Documents

The US acceded to Pakistan’s demand to overlook its secretive nuclear weapons programme following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 70s after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping convinced Washington to support Islamabad for the « stability » in South Asia, according to latest declassified State Department documents


8 DECEMBER 2018

Peoples of the Indus Valley Basin

Invaders from the North entered the Subcontinent through the Indus Valley (Pakistan). Hence, Pakistan may be termed the heart of the Indus Valley civilization
https://www.thefridaytimes.com/tft/peoples-of-the-indus-valley-basin/

11 SEPTEMBER 2018

WHY A 4,500-YEAR-OLD SKULL IS KEY TO THE POLITICS OF INDIA’S HINDU-MUSLIM DIVIDE

It is a measure of the mood in today’s India that archaeology, genetics and racial purity have now been co-opted in a debate about current politics. Not since the middle of the 20th Century has racial purity been as important in the politics of a major nation. And yes, the term ‘Aryan’ is being bandied about with a worryingly familiar ease
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/2162694/why-4500-year-old-skull-key-politics-indias-hindu-muslim-divide

12 JULY 2018

History: Britain, Nepal and some questionable treaties

More than two centuries ago, The British East India Company wanted three things from Nepal: to open a trade route to Tibet, establish a British Resident in Kathmandu and weaken the Gurkha Kingdom of Nepal
http://www.atimes.com/article/history-britain-nepal-and-some-questionable-treaties/

4 DECEMBER 2017

China’s cultural debt to a Nepalese artist in the 13th-century court of Kublai Khan

The neighbourhood of Fuchengmen, just west of central Beijing, no longer bears any resemblance to Kublai Khan’s majestic Yuan dynasty capital of Dadu. Even the most striking symbol of the great emperor’s 13th-century supremacy is now dwarfed by Beijing’s countless high-rise office towers and apartment blocks
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2122813/chinas-cultural-debt-nepalese-artist-13th-century

16 NOVEMBER 2017

Pakistan unveils 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha, evoking diverse heritage

Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/pakistan/pakistan-unveils-1-700-year-old-sleeping-buddha-evoking-diverse-heritage-1.2125669
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/is-this-the-worlds-oldest-buddha-statue-excavated-in-pakistan-2057674.html

17 AUGUST 2017

Pakistan: A Failed State?

Seventy years on from its creation, crisis-ridden Pakistan is a very different country from the one envisioned by its founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah
http://www.historytoday.com/tahir-kamran/pakistan-failed-state?mc_cid=a7205dac6a&mc_eid=18057ba353



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