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آج بےطرح تیری یاد آی

آج بے طرح تیری یاد آئی

عام دنوں میں اُدھڑی ہوئی بوسیدہ سیڑھیوں سے اوپر جائیں تو کھلے میدان میں تا حدِ نظر قبروں کی قطاریں نظر آتی ہیں لیکن یہ ساون کا مہینہ ہے۔ قبریں اور اُن تک پہنچنے کے تنگ راستے خود رو پودوں میں چھپ گئے ہیں۔ سمت کا اندازہ کر کے میں چلتا گیا اور پھر
ایک بوسیدہ درخت کے قریب مجھے ماں کی قبر مل گئی۔ قبر کی لوح‘

Social change through education


Shahid Siddiqui

Education, during different periods of history, assumed different meanings and focused on different objectives. It has usually been equated with change, development and emancipation. It is important, however, to understand that education per se is not change, development or emancipation. It could, however, enhance the life chances of individuals to attain these objectives.

Decolonisation and the Nadvatul Ulema


Shahid Siddiqui

The post-1857 period was a depressing era for the Indians. A large number of freedom fighters were either killed in the War of Independence of 1857 or imprisoned and hanged to death. The voices of freedom were stifled through brutal state power. These times were conducive for Christian missionaries.

Language, Gender, and Power: The politics of hegemony and control in South Asia

Review by

Jahan Ara Shams

PhD Schoalar, UMT

Shahid Siddiqui, the author of this book is working as Vice Chancellor at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad.  He has his PhD in Language Education from University of Toronto, Canada. His areas of interest are socio-cultural aspects of language, gender, freedom, educational change, and critical pedagogy.  His books provide a comprehensive, compact and comprehendible reading and are widely read and quoted in educational circles.

Resistance through education

Shahid Siddiqui

The history of imperialism is ridden with treachery, guile and coercion. To control the colonised, all possible methods are used, ranging from persuasion to coercion. India, under the British rule, was no exception. The colonisers suppressed the voices of dissent by using oppressive methods and imposing biased education and language policies.