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History as We Know It

March 23, 2009 by

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by Dr Manzur Ejaz An overhaul of the entire curriculum is a prerequisite for any positive change in the Pakistani psyche. Unfortunately, it is reluctantly being done under US pressure, which is leading to misperceptions of its own “Was Aurangzeb a brutal emperor?” a fairly educated journalist asked me, after watching the play The Trial […]

Indoctrinating Young Minds

March 23, 2009 by

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The curricula being taught at both private and government schools are riddled with striking biases and omissions By Ali Shan Azhar (The News on Sunday, October 14, 2007) The significance of meaningful school education cannot be overemphasised. Today, all nations — rich and poor alike — pay homage to the right of and access to […]

An Islamic Predicament – Eqbal Ahmad

March 10, 2009 by

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Published-1998 Any historian of Islam would shudder at what passes in Pakistan for instruction in Islamic history. Some Years ago, I queried an M.A class in this subject at a major Pakistani university. None of the 25 odd students there had an inkling of the issues which defined the first major schism in Islamic history […]