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Zaigham Khan
Zaigham Khan

The writer is an anthropologist and development professional.

  • August 19, 2019

    The Ummah and the nation-state

    Contrary to the expectations of many Pakistanis, leaders of the Ummah have not come galloping on their Arabian horses, brandishing shining crescent...

  • August 11, 2019

    The Kashmir challenge and Pakistan's politics

    Since the British sold it to Gulab Singh for 7,500,000 Nanakshahi rupees, Kashmir has been bought and sold, in reality and in public imagination,...

  • August 05, 2019

    Cloak-and-dagger politics

    It is a bit early to identity the unsung heroes of tabdeeli who ensured the continuity of a great symbol of change in the Senate by voting against...

  • July 29, 2019

    Brown man’s burden

    The Pakistani diaspora living in the West is fired up by the enlightenment zeal. Since they live in developed countries, they think they know how a...

  • July 22, 2019

    Wishing for deserted streets

    Hujra Shah Muqeem, a small town in the Okara district, is known for the tomb of a 16th century saint and a poem associated with him. This poem, that...

  • July 01, 2019

    Opposition’s feet of clay

    For almost a year, our revolutionary government was strutting like a rooster, mesmerised by the beauty of its own red crown, colourful feathers and...

  • June 24, 2019

    A problem for every solution

    Why did Ghalib drink alcohol on credit when he knew that his habit would land him in prison? We are about to explore this question, even when Ghalib...