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Culture of State Archives in Pakistan

Culture of State Archives in Pakistan

In today’s world archives are considered to be a creative cultural technology that shapes memory Culture of State Archives in Pakistan Dr. Nadeem Omer Tarar Archives as an institution of the modern state has predated the British colonial state in South Asia. The...

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The Past as Present: DIGITIsATION of the Punjab Archives

The Past as Present: DIGITIsATION of the Punjab Archives

The archives are a nation’s and a people’s DNA. Access to them and their examination is the only way to learn from the past and progress in the present and the future. The Past as Present: Digitisation of the Punjab Archives By Yaqoob Khan Bangash History ‘is...

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Ignored archives mean historical dementias

Ignored archives mean historical dementias

The question is whether we are ready to face an authentic account of history distilled through archives? Ignored archives mean historical dementias Zafarullah Khan We are not a society of record. Shockingly we don’t preserve our historical records prudently and make...

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Archiving Pakistan’s Diverse and Rich History

Archiving Pakistan’s Diverse and Rich History

CAP’s Team Contribution Merriam-Webster dictionary defines archives as both a noun and a verb, “a place that holds public records and historical material, a repository or collection of information,” and the act to file or collect such materials.[1] However, an archive...

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Public Archivist Par-Excellence; Ahmad Salim

Public Archivist Par-Excellence; Ahmad Salim

My friend Ahmad Salim the poet, the novelist, the author, the historian, the chronicler and more importantly a dedicated political archivist is a unique civilizational person. I came to know him as the editor of monthly Jafakash, Karachi back in 1985 when I met him...

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Communicating Though Cartoons

Civic Thought