Pakistaniaat Launches Its Own Open Journal System (OJS) Hosting Service

OAlogoMasood Raja, my friend and former professor, told me the exciting news today that Pakistaniaat has started its own Open Journal System (OJS) hosting service. This means that if you want to found your own open access journal, you can purchase OJS hosting from Pakistaniaat.  Masood founded Pakistaniaat on open access principles, so I believe that this new endeavor takes what began with his journal to the next level by providing the hosting and software necessary for an OJS-based journal to thrive. Find all of the details here.

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, Vol 2, No 1, Now Available

I just finished the layout of the third issue (Vol. 2, No. 1) of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, and the editor Masood A. Raja has now made it available online here. Pakistaniaat is an open access journal, so you may read the articles online, or purchase a print-on-demand hard copy, which in part, funds the journal’s open access mission. Congratulations to the contributors and the editorial team on another successful issue!

This issue includes:

Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies
Vol 2, No 1 (2010): Spring Issue
Table of Contents

Articles (مضامین)
Reconciling Religion: Bulleh Shah, Ralph Waldo Emerson and the American
Transcendentalist Tradition (1-22)
Mike Unher,     Sara Bano

Sufi Influence on Pakistani Politics and Culture (23-45)
Muhammed Hassanali

Education, Religion and the Creation of Subject: Different Educational
Systems of Pakistan (46-61)
Muhammad A Nisar

English Education in India: Hindu Anamnesis versus Muslim Torpor (62-86)
Rajesh Kochhar

Reviews (تبصرات)
Book Review of  To Live or to Perish Forever…  (87-89)
David Waterman

Daniyal Mueenuddin’s  In Other Rooms, Other Wonders  (90-94)
Sohomjit Ray

Notes & Commentaries (اِنشایئےوتبصرات)
Mushaira: Pakistan’s Festival of Poetry (95-100)
Louis Werner

Celebration on the Birth of a Second Child Through ‘ATAN’ (101-103)
Shaikh Muhammad Ali

Our Traditional Educational Systems (104-106)
Asad Zaman

Poetry and Prose (نظم و نثر)
An Excerpt from  Burnt Shadows: A Novel  (107-114)
Kamila Shamsie

Escape on Ferozpur Road (115-117)
Saadia Zahra Gardezi

A half-rhymed tale of a Punjabi Girl (118-121)
Rizwan Akhtar

Translations (تراجم)
The King Buzzard–Bano Qudsia’s Raja Gidh (122-139)
Masood Ashraf Raja

Zaheer Kashmiri: My Life, My Art (140-151)
Muhhammad Umar Memon

Notable Pakistan-Related Texts
List of Recent Pakistan-Related Texts (152-153)
David Waterman

Lahore With Love  by Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Syracuse UP (154)
Fawzia Afzal-Khan

Urdu Works (اُردو ادب)
A Brief History of Labor Unionization in Pakistan (پاكستان میں
مزدور تحریك كی مختصر تاریخ) (155-158)
Riffat Bawa,    Waqar Haider Hashmi

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.