A People’s History of Pakistan

Posted on December 21, 2009
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Adil Najam

we can quibble all you want about whether his interpretation of the history of Pakistan is correct or not and what he has missed or added unnecessarily – and, no matter what our own interpretation may be, rest assured that there are many who would quibble with our interpretation too.

That is the nature of our history; and the nature of us.

But this telling of our history by a common Pakistani is worth a listen; if only because it forces us to look back at the same history ourselves. It is always important to get history right. But it is always more important to remain in conversation with one’s history. To learn what our pasts mean for our present and our futures; even as those lessons keep changing with time.

13 responses to “A People’s History of Pakistan”

  1. Junaid says:

    Good find. Enjoyed this greatly.

  2. Hira Mir says:

    well said. The voice of common man needs to be heard. We need to address the issues of common man also to reduce extremism. Give the people a reason to live and they wudnt want to die I tell you.

  3. Rashid Ali says:

    The recital leaves audience speechless. Well done Adil, once again, you have found another gem

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