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Special 'Pakistan @ 75' Blogposts

South Asia @ LSE’ is the Centre’s flagship academic blog, publishing cutting-edge academic ideas to foster informed debate and discussion. Since 2021, ‘South Asia @ LSE’ has consistently ranked amongst the top 10 (out of 40+) academic blogs at LSE, with nearly half a million readers every year. 

We are the only Centre in a Higher Education institution anywhere in the world to have published a series of 12 special blogposts to mark the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s birth and independence (August 2022-July 2023), covering a variety of topics written by academics and thought leaders at LSE and across the globe. These have been widely read and greatly appreciated. All the special blogs are listed below in reverse order. 

July 2023: Ali Khan, ‘Cricket at 75 — Pakistan and India

June 2023: Timothy P. A. Cooper, ‘Film, Market and the Moral Alibi in Pakistan

May 2023: Qazi Faez Isa, ‘The Idea of Pakistan

April 2023: Tahir Kamran, ‘Pakistan: 75 Beleaguered Years

March 2023: Amber Darr, ‘“No Law but God’s Law”: Islam and the Pakistani Legal System

February 2023: Abdur Rehman Cheema, ‘Climate Justice and Accountability for Pakistan

January 2023: Ameena Saiyid, ‘75 years of Publishing in Pakistan

December 2022: Fatima Zahid Ali, ‘Gender Discourse and Transphobia in Pakistan’s Digital Sphere

November 2022: Farah Zia, ‘The Struggles, Victories and Debates on Human Rights in Pakistan

October 2022: Simone Wille, ‘Huma Mulji: Mobility, Art and Belonging

September 2022: Seán Carey, ‘Abdur Razak’s “Star Café” on Brick Lane’ 

August 2022: Kazim Saeed, ‘Future’s Past: Wheat and Prosperity in Pakistan