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Boundaries of Belonging: Localities, Citizenship and Rights in India and Pakistan

Sarah Ansari
William Gould
Cambridge University Press

The Punjab Borderland: Mobility, Materiality and Militancy, 1947–1987

Ilyas Chattha
Cambridge University Press

Wounded Tiger : A History Of Cricket in Pakistan

Peter Oborne
Simon & Schuster

God's Own Land: A Novel of Pakistan

Shaukat Siddiqui
Paul Norbury/UNESCO

Kashmiriyat as Empty Signifier

Neil Aggarwal
Taylor and Francis Online

Abstract: The disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir represents the unfinished business of the Partition of India and Pakistan. This essay examines how claims to Kashmir by India, Pakistan, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and the Kashmiri Pandits influence usage of the term ‘Kashmiriyat’ (i.e. the ethos of being Kashmiri). The term is frequently invoked with inconsistent meaning. Kashmiriyat is analysed, through linguistic and semiotic theories of the ‘empty signifier’, to identify which groups are present and absent within sociopolitical discourses.

The Persistence of Partitions: A Study of the Sindhi Hindus in India

Rita Kothari
Taylor and Francis Online

Abstract: This essay is based on my engagement with the Sindhi-speaking Hindu minority of Sindh that migrated to India in and around 1947, when the province of Sindh became a part of Pakistan. It privileges therefore a specific religious group and its response and negotiation to a specific moment. My current research on Sindhi-speaking Muslims along the border interrogates the classification of ‘Sindhis’ as a spatially fixed identity, and revisits the state-endorsed premises of irrevocability and border-formation.

Bahawalpur: The Kingdom that Vanished

Anabel Lloyd
Vintage Books

Pakistan Under The Military: Eleven Years Of Zia Ul-haq

Shahid Javed Burki
Craig Baxter
Robert LaPorte
Kamal Azfar
Westview Press

Fires in an Autumn Garden: Short Stories from Urdu and the Regional Languages of Pakistan

Asif Aslam Farrukhi
Oxford University Press

Bridge Across the Rivers: Partition Memories from the Two Punjabs

Jasbir Jain
Tripti Jain
Niyogi Books