August Editorial Periscope: making sense of what is happening now in Kashmir

August issue, of Global Village Space, remains dedicated to the human tragedy that continues to unfold in the Indian occupied Kashmir that saw a...

Mr. Jinnah’s Presidential Address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, Aug 11, 1947

I cordially thank you, with the utmost sincerity, for the honour you have conferred upon me - the greatest honour that is possible to...

Rivers of Blood & Tears through South Asian Fiction

Particular favourites for us were Khushwant Singh's Train to Pakistan and Bapsi Sidwa's Ice Candy Man. The man whose name must not be taken...

Rivers of Blood and Tears through Movies

Kartar Singh 1959Pakistani Punjabi film about the partition involving Indian wrestler Kartar Singh. The film was a hit in Indian Punjab as well and...

Devolution in Pakistan: Issues and way forward

In an article ‘Decentralization: a central concept in contemporary public management’ Christopher Pollitt defines decentralization as an ‘umbrella concept a division of authority...

Kashmir, Gurdaspur & Mountbatten?

Alan Campbell Johnson, in his famous book, “Mission with Mountbatten” writes – while trying to explain why Kashmir, amongst the princely states, represented a...

Why Pakistan’s New Political Map has an erroneous understanding?

Yaqoob Bangash, an esteemed South Asian historian, argues that both India and Pakistan’s new maps are based on an erroneous understanding of what constitutes...

Timeline: Where is Kashmir after August 5, 2019?

While Right-wing Hindu Indians celebrate victory over long gone Muslim Rulers: One year on, Kashmiris weep under a harsh lockdown where they are still...

Kashmir: the death nail of ‘Incredible India’?

Saad Rasool explains how through a constitutional travesty in removing Article 370. Modi’s Hindutva government extinguished the democratic hopes of 13 million Kashmiris, making...

Article 35A: Who created it, why and how they have turned against it?

Article 35A of the constitution of India (abrogated on August 5, 2019, by Hindutva Govt) was the culmination of the long-standing rights movement of...

Major Legal Milestones for Jammu & Kashmir State

1846 – Independent princely State of Jammu and Kashmir is created under the Treaty of Amritsar between the British East India Company and Jammu's...

Kashmir War against Words

The new political order is geared towards making survival difficult for anyone who does not conform. All forms of dissent have been criminalized. And...