Essays & Criticism

A Liberal’s Martyr

Mar 2013

Review of Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto Written and performed by Anna Khaja. Directed by Heather de Michele Produced by Women Center Stage, The Culture Project, New York City (Read Roohi Choudhry’s review here.) A sad ailment afflicts contemporary American art that aspires to a progressive portrayal of the world beyond...
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BB, Is This Who You Are?

Mar 2013

Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto Written and performed by Anna Khaja Directed by Heather de Michele Produced by Women Center Stage, The Culture Project, New York City Benazir Bhutto has always been a divisive figure, in her life and in the legacy that survives her 2007 assassination. The first female prime...
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Karachi Literature Festival | Live Updates

By TQ
Feb 2013

Missing out on the Karachi Literature Festival, or too busy to make every session? If you’re not on twitter, follow live updates on Tanqeed. Tweets about “#KLF”
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On Not Speaking of Palestine

Feb 2013
On Not Speaking of Palestine | Sunaina Maira

English | اردو What shocked me was something I had not anticipated: the latent and sometimes overt hostility to Palestine solidarity and sympathy for Zionist propaganda. In 2009, I moved to Lahore for a year. It was my first visit ever to Pakistan, and to the city where my father was born, and from where my...
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Not Talking About Pakistan

Feb 2013

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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Part VII: Conclusion

Dec 2012

This is the final segment of a multi-part series “Waiting for a Real Reckoning on 1971″ by Naeem Mohaiemen. Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI Blind spots of 1971 | If not for a singular focus on the unresolved issues related to genocide, we could have by now probed elsewhere for a more...
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Part IV: Sentimental Fog

Dec 2012

This is the fourth of a multi-part series “Waiting for a Real Reckoning on 1971″ by Naeem Mohaiemen. Part I | Part II | Part III The Indian recollection of 1971, particularly in West Bengal, plays a role in shaping the way the story of the war was presented on the world stage. The West Bengal intellectual class operated...
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