ISBN 9789350020999,Pakistan in Search of Identity

Pakistan in Search of Identity


Mubarak Ali


Aakar Books



Aakar Books

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789350020999

ISBN-10 9350020998

Hard Back

Number of Pages 152 Pages
Language (English)


About the Author Mubarak Ali, a renowned historian and a leading intellectual of Pakistan, has authored more than sixty books on various topics of history as well as on historiography. The distinguishing aspect of his work has been his pro-people approach toward history. Instead of approaching historical themes from the point of view of the ruling dynasties and the dominant classes, he has put the spotlight of his enquiry on the general masses, communities, social attitudes and popular cultures. He has also adopted a particular style of writing that is quite simple and free from jargons. It has made his writings comprehensible for general readers, political workers and social activists, apart from a wide segment of students. Born in 1941 in Tonk (Rajasthan), he migrated to Pakistan in 1950s, did his M.A. in History in 1963 from the Sindh University and was appointed lecturer in the same university. In 1976, he did his Ph.D from Ruhr University (Bachum) in Germany. After returning to Pakistan, he continued teaching in the Sindh University but was later compelled to resign in 1989. For a brief period he also served as the Director of Goethe Institute, Lahore.