Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies <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> en-US <ol type="a"> <ol type="a"> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a style="text-decoration: underline; color: #006699;" href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li> <li>All works Published in <span style="font-style: italic;">Pakistaniaat</span> are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.</li> </ol> </ol> (Masood Raja) (Masood Raja) Sat, 30 Dec 2017 16:23:57 +0000 OJS 60 On Relaunching Pakistaniaat Masood Ashraf Raja ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:54:30 +0000 Cultural Identity and State Oppression: Poetic Resistance to Internal Colonialism in Pakistan <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> Qaisar Abbas ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:20:31 +0000 The Pakistani English Novel: The Burden of Representation and the Horizon of Expectations <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> Masood Ashraf Raja ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:16:11 +0000 Academic Policing via Top-Down Implementation of Turnitin in Pakistan: Students’ Perspective and Way Forward <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> Adnan Rashid, Athar Rashid ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Writing Pakistan: Conversations on Identity, Nationhood and Fiction Munazza Yaqoob ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:13:56 +0000 Rizwan Akhtar’s Lahore I am Coming Shahid Imtiaz ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 30 Dec 2017 20:29:25 +0000 Awake in a Dream Muhammad Sheeraz ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 05 May 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Exit West Anum Aziz ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Pakistan Needs an End to Dynastic Politics Masood Ashraf Raja ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:41:09 +0000 Ismat and India Rafia Zakaria ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 01 Jan 2018 23:06:37 +0000 Research::Culture::Exchange: Complex Cultural Exchange Amid a US-Pakistani Education Partnership Ryan Skinnell ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:46:00 +0000 Three Poems <p>Three poems</p> Waqas Ahmad Khwaja ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 20 Dec 2017 01:45:42 +0000 Three Poems Shadab Zeest Hashmi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:51:22 +0000 Two Poems Rizwan Akhtar ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:30:29 +0000 Fall in Love Sonia Irum ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:03:48 +0000 Recent Pakistan-Related Texts Iqra Shagufta Cheema ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:24:08 +0000