• Artist: Tazeen Qayyum | Lure n Kill
  • "Conflicting Displacement" | Tazeen Qayyum
  • Suhail_feat Issue 7
  • Artist: Tazeen Qayyum | Poisonous if Inhaled
  • Issue 7 Slideshow | MURTAZA_feat
  • اردو | Humanitarianism without politics has helped maintain the conditions of risk that expose people to harm in the first place.

    Read more
  • اردو | The Supreme Court’s decision to void the privatization of the Pakistan Steel Mills retained an unsaid pact with capitalist interests even as it seemed to subvert them.

    Read more
  • اردو | Slavery is intrinsic to modern-day capitalism.

    Read more
  • اردو | There is no rights-for-shelter or housing movement in urban Pakistan like Brazil or India because conditions force katchi abadi dwellers often to work with land developers rather than against them.

    Read more
  • اردو | Khamosh Pani and Ramchand Pakistani are the first films by a generation that did not directly experience Partition. They plumb memory and examine living with what comes after.

    Read more

Issue 7: Beyond Tremors & Terror

Sep 2014

Contemporary writings on Pakistan peddle views of a country wrecked by tremors and terror. We push back, and feature a fresh young crop of thinkers on Pakistan who don't buy into stereotypes.
Read on »

“We should be resettled there”: On the Limits of Humanitarianism

Sep 2014

اردو | Humanitarianism without politics has helped maintain the conditions of risk that expose people to harm in the first place.
Read on »

Islamabad’s Forgotten Villages

Sep 2014

اردو | Two villages encircled by the capital’s naval complex fall outside the state’s security concerns. Reportage
Read on »

Neoliberalism against Privatization

Sep 2014

اردو | The Supreme Court’s decision to void the privatization of the Pakistan Steel Mills retained an unsaid pact with capitalist interests even as it seemed to subvert them.
Read on »

How the State Sanctions Bonded Labor

Sep 2014

اردو | Slavery is intrinsic to modern-day capitalism.
Read on »

Sit-ins with the Dead

Sep 2014

اردو | The Hazara sit-ins began as protests with broad potential, only to become ritualized under the undemocratic organization of the Quetta Yakjehti Council and Shia leadership.
Read on »

Protests in Search of a Movement

Sep 2014

اردو | There is no rights-for-shelter or housing movement in urban Pakistan like Brazil or India because conditions force katchi abadi dwellers often to work with land developers rather than against them.
Read on »

The Allure of Al-Huda: Reconciling Liberalism and Literalist Islam

Sep 2014

اردو | Liberalism lies at the heart of the practices of Islamic piety by the Al-Huda organization. That affects how certain Islamic practices are understood — and denounced.
Read on »

The Road to Bannu

Sep 2014

اردو | Even though Bannu is governed by the Pakistani constitution, the Pakistani state views it in almost colonial terms. For this part of Pakistan, then, the Raj isn’t over. Reportage
Read on »

Still Waters: Memory in Pakistani Cinema

Sep 2014

اردو | Khamosh Pani and Ramchand Pakistani are the first films by a generation that did not directly experience Partition. They plumb memory and examine living with what comes after.
Read on »

Going to the Movies

Sep 2014

اردو| Just sitting through a film creates its own social norms and that—more than the films that cinemas screen — may be what worries those who burn them down.
Read on »

The Cockroach & Other Stories | An interview with artist: Tazeen Qayyum

Sep 2014

Featured artist Tazeen Qayyum speaks about the use of cockroaches, and other metaphors, in her work.
Read on »

TQ Chāt | # 20

Sep 2014

Issue # 20 of Tanqeed's Chāt. BONUS: In classic capitalist doublespeak, "scroll to end to receive your free gift."
Read on »

TQ Chāt | # 19

Sep 2014

Tanqeed's nineteeth reading recommendation list touches upon the Other 9/11, floods in Pakistan, women and labor, urban studies, dissent...
Read on »

TQ Chāt | # 18

Sep 2014

Tanqeed's eighteenth reading recommendation list offers PDFs cinema aesthetics, fascism, the senses and architecture but also the neoliberal rationality...
Read on »

…of broken lives and an endless wait

Sep 2014

Justice Project | Blog | The repatriation of 10 Pakistanis from Bagram this year comes as...
Read on »

TQ Salon | Electrifying Development

Sep 2014

We must place the era of Pakistani state developmentalism in the geopolitical and ideological context of the early Cold...
Read on »

TQ Chāt | # 17

Aug 2014

This week's Tanqeed reading recommendation list ranges over the subject of surveillance and capitalism, Franz Kafka, consumerist politics to...
Read on »

Zarb-e-Azb and the Left: On Imperialism’s Materiality

How Pakistani progressives lost their way -- and how to find it again.
Read on »

TQ Salon | Private Investors, Public Disasters

Aug 2014

History doesn’t seem to dent the ideological commitment to bringing private investment and ownership to electricity infrastructure.
Read on »

TQ Chāt | # 16

Aug 2014

Pakistani media math = azadi + inqelabi march > war. Fortunately, Tanqeed editors are less easily distracted. Here's the best...
Read on »

Featured

GREEN SLIDESHOW3

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.

HANIF SLIDESHOW

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.

Multimedia

Screenshot 2014-07-23 00.36.19

“I cannot speak openly” | Voices from North Waziristan

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

Aasim

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,...


Help Tanqeed survive!

Help us expand Tanqeed. Consider donating just $2. Your donations will all go towards funding reporters for in-depth, long-form journalism. Thanks! -Tanqeed editors

Archives