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

The quintessential prey

Care, coexistence and predation in a recent Hindi film on human-animal relations.

The price of immunity

Cost comparisons of COVID-19 vaccines across the region.

Bordered by violence

On borders and maps as concrete sites of state violence.

The caravan of Sanuman

Translated excerpt from Dor Bahadur Bista’s Nepali-language novel ‘Sotala’.