Feudalism Archive

The inner tragedies of feudal life: A response to Bina Shah – by Ayesha Siddiqa:   A few days ago I chanced upon some writings of Bina Shah explaining the intricacies of feudalism. Her key point was that people must separate the wheat from the chaff  – the feudal system is not as bad
ایک روشن قندیل: گئے زمانے کا ذکر ہے ایک سہ پہر یونیورسٹی میں بیٹھے سستا رہے تھے کہ ایک صاحب آ کر ساتھ بیٹھ گئے جو عام و خاص میں مولائی کے لقب سے جانے جاتے تھے، کچھ دیر خاموش بیٹھے رہے
In support of Comrade Gulam Rasool Sehto, Anna Hazare of Sindh: ISLAMABAD: Veteran peasant leader Comrade Ghulam Rasool Sehto’s hunger strike has completed 100 days but Pakistan government, Sindh government, political parties (PPP, MQM, ANP, PML-N etc) and judiciary seem unmoved. Comrade Sehto is head of Sindh Hari Committee (SHC)
The battle against common sense: a rebuttal to Dr Manzur Ejaz – by Suleman Akhtar: This was written in response to “The feudal battle against the judiciary-Dr Manzur Ejaz” published in Daily Times on October 20, 2010. Blindfolding by the habitual antipathy and gratuitous adherence with the classical conceptual dogma whilst completely neglecting the persisting
The Green Revolution? – By Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa: Source: Express Tribune Altaf Hussain has come out openly, with guns blazing, against feudalism. In his recent interview with journalist Sohail Warraich, he bemoaned the continuation in power of a class that can only offer authoritarian-feudal-dynastic politics. Is he
We Must Stay The Course – by Babar Sattar: Altaf Hussain’s statement inciting ‘patriotic generals’ to take steps ‘like martial law’ against ‘corrupt feudal and land lord politicians’ is an expression of intent to support subversion of constitutional rule in Pakistan. This statement is not only mischievous, but
The feudal as a role model – by Irfan Husain: I have a vague recollection that when I was a child in the 1950s, my mother would often say of me to her friends: “Mera beta bara hokay afsar banayga.” (“My son will become an officer when he grows
Our quasi-feudal political parties — by Babar Ayaz: There is a wide demand and supply gap in the political market. The political parties that are ill-prepared, power-centric, self-seeking and have failed to fathom the change cannot meet this yawning gap. Their change and growth is quintessential for