Hurmat Ali Shah

Hurmat Ali Shah writes on socio-political issues, and is particularly interested in the national core-periphery relations in Pakistan. He currently is a post-doctoral researcher.

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

Apr 12, 2021

Silence in Swat

Memory, militancy and the military in Swat Valley.

Sep 28, 2020

Redefining citizenship in Pakistan

The PTM movement envisions an alternate relationship between citizen and state.

Apr 28, 2020

Latest Articles

A field day

Future elections in Nepal may see more independents, and unpredictable alliances.

Productively ‘perverse’

Punjabi films of the 1970s-80s as a tool for resistance during Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship.

What makes a journalist?

In Sri Lanka, there are many factors shaping mainstream media coverage of citizen-led protests.