Multitudes

Counter-Narrative to Violence: Hum Jo Tareek Rahon Mein Maare Gae | ART

On 23rd May, 2015, the Awami Art Collective launched a public art display at Bagh-e-Jinnah in Lahore to commemorate those civilians who have lost their lives in rampant communal violence and terrorism in Pakistan in the past thirty years.
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‘Impure’ Christians: Youhanabad and the Legacy of Caste

The Youhanabad protests expose the legacy of caste: They are the result of a long history in which the mosque became a symbol of the state’s identity, its past, and its future — the church a mere disturbance.
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Hegemony in Punjab | Invisible Cities

Jan 2015

A consumerist fantasy keeps Charar Pind's property-less classes aligned with the interests of Lahore's elite.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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