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  • اردو | Bilal Tanweer has written a book of unusual beauty. TQ sits down with Tanweer to discuss his debut novel.

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  • اردو | This history of protest culture is little known, often carried in the stories and experiences of the workers themselves as they travel from place to place.

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  • اردو | Despite popular belief, it is widespread, shadowy networks—not religious tension—that drive Hindu-Muslim conflict in India.

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  • اردو | Artist Imran Qureshi brought violence to the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art–and its contradiction into the lives of the everyday New Yorker.

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  • اردو | We imagine two forms of public protests separately: the newsworthy religious fanatics or the more benign public protestors. Yet. the two are interconnected.

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The Practice of International Solidarity

Jul 2014

Solidarity is a practice of connections. We should call for justice in Gaza, but also Balochistan and Waziristan.
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“I cannot speak openly” | Voices from North Waziristan

Media coverage has been biased, says North Waziristan journalist Fida Khan Wazir.
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“Pakistan Has Turned Against Us” | Voices from North Waziristan

The media's portrayal of North Waziristan is flawed, says Nazar Ali Dawar.
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“We Pulled Them Out With Our Own Hands” | Voices from North Waziristan

A man speaks of an aerial bombardment that killed 19 people.
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Dispossession In The Name Of Security

Jul 2014

An examination of everyday dispossession and oppression in Okara, in the wake of army force against its peasants.
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TQ Chāt | # 13

Jul 2014

The 13th installment of Tanqeed's (often) weekly Chāt. Fantastic art + Fantastic essays from the last week. You're welcome.
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Calvino’s Tales And The City | Invisible Cities

"To seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, and...
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TQ Chāt | # 12

Jul 2014

This week's TQ reading recommendation list ranges from the media narrative on Zarb-e-Azb in Pakistan to Urdu poetry among...
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God’s Gravediggers: The Politics of Sectarian Killing

اردو | In a Hazara school, it was possible to divide the students' preoccupations into 4 categories: navigating relationships with parents, career choices, prospects for university and the risk of being shot by a death squad.

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Looking for Uncle Ali

اردو | PLUS VIDEO | Nasrullah Bungalzai is still looking for his Uncle Ali in a Kafka-esque search for one of thousands of Baloch who have been forcibly disappeared.

Not Talking About Pakistan | Taymiya R. Zaman

Not Talking About Pakistan

Questions about Pakistan are now a fact of living here, no different from damp weather or calls from salespeople. Some I deflect, and others I frame around my own terms. I drew a secret line around the borders of Pakistan and rarely stepped over it.

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“I cannot speak openly” | Voices from North Waziristan

Media coverage has been biased, says North Waziristan journalist Fida Khan Wazir.

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Failed State Or Fragmented Hegemony? | Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

VIDEO | Aasim Sajjad Akhtar speaks on the political economy of change in Pakistan.

Videos: Pakistanis, the Army and the American War

A collection of Tanqeed videos looking at how Pakistanis have struggled with the wars,...


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