Punjab Research Group

History, Politics and Society: The Punjab

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on September 7, 2008

International Conference on “History, Politics and Society: The Punjab”. University of the Punjab, Lahore, 29-31 December, 2008.

Pakistan Study Center in collaboration with the Department of History and Research Society of Pakistan, University of the Punjab, Lahore is organizing a three-day international conference on “History, Politics and Society: The Punjab”. Thirty delegates from Britain, U.S.A, Canada, Germany, France, Russia, and India have given their consent to attend the conference. All public sector universities and Lahore University of Management Sciences are also going to send their delegates.

Scholars are requested to write their articles related to Punjabi history, culture and society under the British and beyond. Themes and sub-themes may address the topics such as:

  • Documentation work under the British rule: Preparation of reports, gazetteers etc.
  • Economic uplifting under the British rule.
  • British impact on education and culture of Punjab.
  • British roots of Punjab’s administrative machinery; working and comparison of civil service in Punjab and elsewhere.
  • Feudal classes under the British rule.
  • Sajjada Nasheens and Pirs and Sufism.
  • Punjabi political climate for making Jinnah (Quaid-i-Azam) as an icon.
  • The wind of change in the Punjab.
  • Leadership in the Punjab: Pre 1947 and post 1947.
  • Role of press in the Punjab.

Anyone interested in attending or presenting a paper at the conference should contact:

Prof. Dr. S. Qalb-i-Abid (Principal Organizer), Chairman, Department of History and Pakistan Studies, Director Research Society of Pakistan, University of the Punjab, Lahore. pu_history@yahoo.com

or

Prof. Dr. Massarrat Abid (Conference Secretary), Director, Pakistan Study Center, University of the Punjab, Lahore

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