Iqbal Hussain and His Women

Posted on March 18, 2009
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Pervaiz Munir Alvi Iqbal Hussain (1950- ) is often termed as the ‘controversial artist of Pakistan’. Although he is equally masterful in painting landscape and still life, yet he is best known for his portraits–mostly portraits of women that is. He paints his landscape in romantic hues of dusty pink and soft blue and because […]

Mausoleum of Waris Shah

Posted on February 28, 2009
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Pervaiz Munir Alvi Jandiala Sher Khan is the final resting place of eminent sufi poet Syed Waris Ali Shah. Located about fourteen kilometer northwest of Sheikhupura at the intersection of Sheikhupura-Vanike and Gujranwala-Chuharkana roads, the town is rather an unremarkable place. For about two centuries the author of magnum opus Heer-Ranjha has lied here in […]

Architecture in Pakistan: A Historical Overview

Posted on February 2, 2009
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Pervaiz Munir Alvi Muslims first arrived in areas now constituting southern half of Pakistan – mostly Sindh and Balochistan in Eighth century A.D. when ships of Arab general Mohammad bin Qasim landed somewhere near the mouth of the Indus river and then traveled upriver all the way to the important city of Multan in lower […]