Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies 2018-06-19T15:53:09+00:00 Masood Raja Open Journal Systems <h3><span style="color: #003300;">Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies</span></h3> <p>Launched in 2009<em>, </em>Pakistaniaat is a refereed, multidisciplinary, and open access academic journal offering a forum for scholarly and creative engagement with various aspects of Pakistani history, culture, literature, and politics.&nbsp;</p> <p>With a focus on humanities and social sciences, Pakistaniaat&nbsp;publishes one&nbsp;continuous volume per year and the completed submissions are added to the current volume as they move through our editorial process. The volume is closed at the end of the calendar year. In some cases, when a special issue is planned, we might publish two issues in a calendar year.</p> <p><span style="color: #003300;">Note: Until 2012 Pakistaniaat was recognized as a Category "Y" journal by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. Since the change in HEC policy, Pakistaniaat is currently not included in the HEC list of foreign journals.</span></p> <hr> On Relaunching Pakistaniaat 2017-12-30T16:23:52+00:00 Masood Ashraf Raja 2017-12-13T19:54:30+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Cultural Identity and State Oppression: Poetic Resistance to Internal Colonialism in Pakistan 2017-12-30T16:23:56+00:00 Qaisar Abbas <p>Challenging the conventional wisdom, this article argues that colonialism never left South Asia as it transformed itself into internal colonialism after independence. Strong shadows of British colonialism can still be seen in colonial legacies of legal, administrative and economic structures of Pakistan and other South Asian nations. Within this conceptual framework, this study analyzes poetic discourse in Pakistan’s native languages including Balochi, Brahui, Pashto, Seriaki and Sindhi as it resists forces of internal colonialism. The analysis demonstrates poetic resistance within the two major themes: A consistent quest for cultural identity in Seriaki and Sindhi, and profound resistance to the state oppression in the Balochi and Pashto poetic discourse. This discourse demonstrates themes of cultural defiance with modernist, post-modernist, realistic and expressionist trends<em>. </em>Although resistance is not the only stream, it is a prominent theme with some similar and distinctive features specific to the nature of oppression to marginalize native cultures. The poetic discourse, along with the political and intellectual struggles, however, became instrumental in gaining some breathing space for native cultures although mechanisms of internal colonialism remain intact in Pakistan.</p> 2017-12-28T17:20:31+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Pakistani English Novel: The Burden of Representation and the Horizon of Expectations 2018-01-02T23:58:41+00:00 Masood Ashraf Raja <p>Using a theoretical understanding of the role of the narratee and the horizon of expectations, this essay suggests a nuanced mode of reading the Pakistani Writing in English. The hope is that both Pakistani readers and authors will become aware of the possible ramifications of authorial intention and reader reception of the texts of the global periphery.</p> 2018-01-02T23:16:11+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Academic Policing via Top-Down Implementation of Turnitin in Pakistan: Students’ Perspective and Way Forward 2017-12-30T16:23:54+00:00 Adnan Rashid Athar Rashid <p>The implementation of Turnitin in Pakistani academia has a top-down pattern, i.e. starting from Ph.D. and M.Phil thesis writing to the lower leve of college education. To a Pakistani student, it seems justifiably unfair to be ‘judged’ on an Originality report, at the usual culmination of her/his academic life.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; This paper attempts to probe the challenges and dynamics faced by Pakistani students and to investigate their coping strategies. In order to find out the best possible methods of educating students into academic integrity and conventions of writing, this paper scrutinizes the top-down pattern of tackling plagiarism and its implications.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Considering student’s background, this paper explores best possibilities of using Turnitin as an invitation to students into realms of academic ethics and integrity. The paper also suggests inculcation of educational technologies, such as blogs, instructional videos, webinars etc. in order to ensure wider student participation, higher motivation and individual effective learning. The plan is to reinforce and justify use of Turnitin and establishment of a live interactive digital space, wherein students can get their questions, queries, comments and suggestions attended and responded to in a timely fashion. The paper also highlights the current practices of Turnitin (mis)use in a Pakistan, and suggests newer ways of ensuring its proper utilization to facilitate the training of individuals into a tradition of effective and standard writing.</p> 2017-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Writing Pakistan: Conversations on Identity, Nationhood and Fiction 2017-12-30T16:23:56+00:00 Munazza Yaqoob 2017-12-27T17:13:56+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Rizwan Akhtar’s Lahore I am Coming 2017-12-30T20:29:38+00:00 Shahid Imtiaz 2017-12-30T20:29:25+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Awake in a Dream 2018-05-18T15:51:29+00:00 Muhammad Sheeraz 2018-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Exit West 2018-05-18T16:12:12+00:00 Anum Aziz 2018-05-12T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Pakistan Needs an End to Dynastic Politics 2017-12-30T16:23:57+00:00 Masood Ashraf Raja 2017-12-29T18:41:09+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Ismat and India 2018-01-01T23:06:38+00:00 Rafia Zakaria 2018-01-01T23:06:37+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Research::Culture::Exchange: Complex Cultural Exchange Amid a US-Pakistani Education Partnership 2018-04-10T13:46:00+00:00 Ryan Skinnell 2018-04-10T13:46:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Three Poems 2017-12-30T16:23:57+00:00 Waqas Ahmad Khwaja <p>Three poems</p> 2017-12-20T01:45:42+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Three Poems 2017-12-30T16:23:57+00:00 Shadab Zeest Hashmi 2017-12-20T16:51:22+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Two Poems 2018-01-01T16:31:28+00:00 Rizwan Akhtar 2018-01-01T16:30:29+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fall in Love 2018-01-17T18:03:48+00:00 Sonia Irum 2018-01-17T18:03:48+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Girl in Rags 2018-06-11T14:36:32+00:00 Rafiq Ebrahim 2018-06-11T14:36:32+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Anthropocene and the Magic of our Ecostories 2018-06-19T15:53:09+00:00 Munazza Yaqoob 2018-06-19T15:53:09+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Adam Khan-Durkhani: A folk tale from Pakistan 2018-06-11T19:10:27+00:00 Muhammad Sheeraz 2018-06-11T19:10:27+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Recent Pakistan-Related Texts 2018-01-17T17:24:08+00:00 Iqra Shagufta Cheema 2018-01-17T17:24:08+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##