Kashmir, the Postcolonial State, and the internal political dynamic
South Asia stands once more on the brink of Armageddon. The fraught situation in Kashmir brought about by Modi’s government, the risks attendant on the situation, and Pakistan’s options are examined in Rashed Rahman’s article, The Kashmir crisis, with not very hopeful prognoses from Pakistan’s point of view..
The object of this article is to raise some fundamental questions about the classical Marxist theory of the State in the context of postcolonial societies. The argument is premised on the historical specificity of postcolonial societies, a specificity which arises from structural changes brought about by the colonial experience and alignments of classes and by the superstructures of political and..
Kashmir is on a heightened boil again after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government unilaterally revoked Article 370 of its Constitution (according a special autonomous status to Kashmir) as well as Article 35A that protected the ..
Recognising the contribution of significant scholars is always a daunting task, and for Pakistan specialists, there aren’t many social scientists more significant than Hamza Alavi. McCartney and Zaidi have put together an impressive collection to examine..