Tariq Rahman

The madrassa and the state of Pakistan

Religion, poverty and the potential for violence in Pakistan.

Oct 13, 2016

The Languages of Lollywood

How linguistic politics impoverishes the diversity of Pakistani cinema.

Sep 20, 2013

O reader, read this couplet

Inscriptions on Pakistani trucks offer a key to understanding the popular worldview on the ground, and it is different from what the world hears about Pakistan.

Aug 01, 2009

The Madrassa and the State of Pakistan

  The madrassas of Pakistan are said to be the breeding ground for much of South and Central Asian militancy, but for the accusations made there is precious little known about these Islamic seminaries and their …

Feb 01, 2004

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