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Aziz Ali Dad

Untimely Meditations – Aziz Ali Dad

Appropriation of revolutionNormally, it is ideas that change our worldview and pave the way for a new society, but in our case a cloud of personalities, ethos of culture, power relations and social structures robs words of their essential…

Love In The Time Of Terror – Aziz Ali Dad

Such is the power of love that it animates a cosmic music, which encompasses the self, the world and the universe. That is why Maulana Rumi could hear the rhythm produced by the hammer of a goldsmith and began to dance in ecstasy. Mathnawi…

Saints, Sins And Insanity – Aziz Ali Dad

Farooq Sulehria in his column, ‘The vulture king’ (May 3, 2014) cogently laid bare the discourse of irrationality in Bano Qudsia’s novel ‘Raja Gidh’, which was written at a time when General Ziaul Haq introduced a regressive ideology to…

Cultural Crisis In GB – Aziz Ali Dad

Gilgit-Baltistan is home to diverse linguistic, religious and ethnic groups. During the last two decades the word culture has become very popular among the people there, the youth in particular. That is why culture is invoked by different…

Incoherent Mind – Aziz Ali Dad

If personal whims and dogmatic worldview are given institutional support, the ultimate result will be the expansion of dogmatism in self, state and society. This is precisely the case with the edicts issued by Maulana Mohammed Khan Sherani…

The ultured 500 – Aziz Ali Dad

Politics is an important site where different forces struggle to find a role in the power structure of state and society. Since politics is a collective activity, anything that broadens its sphere of influence becomes a means to an end.…

Reason And Intuition – Aziz Ali Dad

Creativity is a complex process, and cannot be captured in clear-cut formulas. It is the absence of such formulas that forces writers and artists to nurture different faculties to express their indefinable experiences in symbolic language…

Identity Debates – Aziz Ali Dad

Historically, different cultural groups of what is now Pakistan followed diverse origins, but the creation of Pakistan brought heterogeneous cultural identities under the identity of a single state. Being a post-colonial state, Pakistan…