Pakistaniaat Is Now Available Through the Amazon Kindle Store

Masood Raja first inaugurated the open access journal Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies almost two years ago. I signed on as the layout editor, and we produced a free downloadable PDF of each article and issue. We also made the journal available here via Lulu’s print-on-demand service for those people and institutions who would prefer a printed version of the journal. Now, Raja has taken the next step for furthering the digital distribution of the critical and creative work in Pakistaniaat with a new Amazon Kindle version of each journal’s issue. You can read about the details and find a link to the Kindle store on the Pakistaniaat Forum site here.

New Journal Announcement: Sikh Studies: Cultural Perspectives

Masood Raja, late of Kent State and now at the University of North Texas, recently announced a newly launched journal called Sikh Studies: Cultural Perspectives. He is going to serve as the managing editor for the journal, which is being founded by Professor (emeritus) Harbans Lal. They now have an official website up-and-running here (with a title banner I built in Adobe Photoshop CS4), and I imagine it won’t take the journal long to get running at full speed with Professor Raja’s experience launching Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies nearly two years ago. If you want to join the new Sikh Studies journal on the ground floor, I would highly recommend you contact Professor Raja at mraja@unt.edu as soon as possible.

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Summer 2010 Issue Now Released!

I finished the layout for the Summer 2010 issue of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies tonight. This is our fourth issue, and it is chock-full of articles, reviews, interviews, and poetry. It is an open access journal, so check it out here.

The editor is trying out something new with this issue. All of the individual articles are still freely available and will remain so, because it is an open access journal. Since the beginning, you could also purchase a print version here to help fund the journal’s costs, which include site maintenance, software, and honoraria. Now, if you would like to download a PDF of the full issue to read and print on your own, you may do so for a small donation. This should go live tomorrow on the official site here.

The Summer 2010 issue includes:

Cover art: Amar RazaAl-Kauthar, (Watercolor 3’x4′), 108th sura of the Qur’an.

Articles

Distinctive Cultural and Geographical Legacy of Bahawalpur Samia Khalid and Aftab Hussain Gilani …………………………………………………………1

Memory and Cultural Identity: Negotiating Modernity in Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers David Waterman ……………………………………………………………………………………….18

Political Manipulation in Human Rights Violations: A Case of Honor Killings in Balochistan, Pakistan Noor Akbar Khalil and Mashhood Ahmed Sheikh …………………………………………36

Reviews

Fawzia Afzal-Khan’s Lahore With Love Swaralipi Nandi ………………………………………………………………………………………..44

Ali Eteraz’s Children of Dust David Waterman ……………………………………………………………………………………….48

Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s Translation of The Adventures of Amir Hamza Colleen Thorndike……………………………………………………………………………………..51

Mashhood Ahmed Sheikh’s Side Effects: Portrait of a Young Artist in Lahore Tatiana Zelenetskaya Young ……………………………………………………………………….54

Notes and Commentaries

From Malakand with Love! Shaikh Muhammad Ali ………………………………………………………………………………57

Labor Unionization in Pakistan – History & Trends Riffat Bawa and Waqar Hashmi…………………………………………………………………..78

Poetry and Prose

Diary of a Wartime Chef Shadab Zeest Hashmi…………………………………………………………………………………83

Ghazal Shadab Zeest Hashmi…………………………………………………………………………………84

Kitchen Cabinet Rizwan Akhtar ………………………………………………………………………………………….85

Punjabi Mehnaz Turner ………………………………………………………………………………………….87

Interviews

An Interview with Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy Mustafa Qadri …………………………………………………………………………………………..88

Notable Pakistan-Related Texts

List of Recent Pakistan-Related Texts David Waterman ……………………………………………………………………………………….94

CFP, Science Fiction Film and Television Special Issues on Remakes and Biopolitics

Sherryl Vint sent out the following CFP for the journal Science Fiction Film and Television. I have a BSG essay that I’m definitely going to send to SFFTV. You should send them something, too!

Science Fiction Film and Television is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by Liverpool University Press. Edited by Mark Bould (UWE) and Sherryl Vint (Brock University), with an international board of advisory editors, it encourages dialogue among the scholarly and intellectual communities of film studies, sf studies and television studies.

We invite submissions on all areas of sf film and television. We publish articles, book and DVD reviews and review essays, as well as archive entries on theorists (which introduce the work of key and emergent figures in sf studies, television or film studies) and texts (which describe and analyse little-known or unduly neglected films or television series).

We invite submissions in particular for two special issues:

REMAKES, REVISIONS, REBOOTS: Why is the 21st century fascinated by returning to previous sf franchises? Is this nostalgia? Archive fever? Retrofuturism? What economic and cultural forces inform this recent fascination with return and renewal?

BIOPOLITICS: How do biopolitial theories of theorists such as Foucault, Hardt and Negri, Esposito and Agamben inform readings of sf? What can sf contribute to ongoing discussions of biopolitial governance? What can sf visions of posthumanism tell us about life under biopolitical capitalism?

Submissions should be made via our website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/lup-sfftv. If you have an idea for a contribution to the archives section, please contact the editors to discuss your proposal.

Advisory Editorial Board: Jonathan Bignell (University of Reading), Catherine Constable (University of Warwick), Susan A. George (University of California, Berkeley), Elyce Rae Helford (Middle Tennessee State University), Matt Hills (Cardiff University), Brooks Landon (University of Iowa), Rob Latham (UC-Riverside), Susan Napier (Tufts University), Sharalyn Orbaugh (University of British Columbia), Wendy Pearson (University of Western Ontario), David Seed (University of Liverpool), Steve Shaviro (Wayne State University), Vivian Sobchack (University of California, Los Angeles) and JP Telotte (Georgia Institute of Technology)

 

Second Issue of Pakistaniaat, A Journal of Pakistan Studies Now Available

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In my off duty hours, I am the layout editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. After a lot of hard work beating words into shape, I would like to announce that our second issue (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2009) is now available online. Pakistaniaat is an open access journal, which means that all of our peer reviewed content is freely available online in PDF format. You may also purchase a print copy of the journal if you choose to do so. Click here to see this issue’s table of contents.

Pakistaniaat Print Version Released

I just received word from Professor Raja that the print version of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies that we completed a week ago looks “beautiful.”  Pakistaniaat is an open-access journal, but we made a print edition available for those readers who want the satisfaction of a print edition and its sales support our maintaining the journal online.  Here’s the official announcement:

Dear All:
The print version of Pakistaniaat is now available. You can use this link
to purchase your print copies: http://stores.lulu.com/pakistaniaat.

The print sales support the journal’s online free access mission.
Thank you.

Sincerely,
Masood

CFP, Pakistaniaat Special Issue on US-Pakistan Relations

The journal that I’m the layout editor for, Pakistaniaat:  A Journal of Pakistan Studies, has just released a special issue CFP devoted to US-Pakistan relations.  Read the full CFP below: 

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies 

Special Issue on US-Pakistan Relations: Past, Present, and Future

We seek submissions for our second issue to be published in December 2009. The issue is themed around the past, present, and future of US-Pakistan relations, but we will also consider works beyond the scope of this particular theme. Please submit your scholarly articles, creative works (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry), or book reviews that focus on some aspect of Pakistan or Pakistani culture. We read all year.

Pakistaniaat is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary electronic journal offering a forum for a serious academic and creative engagement with various aspects of Pakistani culture, literature, and politics. For more details please visit our website.

Masood Raja, Editor

Email: pakistaniaat@gmail.com

Website: http://pakistaniaat.org