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Read the entire book Vol.I, Vol.II, Vol.III, Vol. IV

Asian History, Culture and Environment: Vernacular and oriental Pardigms

- Author:  Dr. Sajid Mahmood Awan, Dr. Rahat Zubair Malik
- Price in Pak Rupees:Vol. I  Rs. 1000/-
- ISBN: 978-969-415-129-8

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  About Author 

Sajid Mahmood Awan is an unconventional writer and keeps writing on the political, social, historical and literary issues habitually. Presently he is serving as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR)., Center of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Earlier he had been serving the Department of Pakistan Studies, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan from 2004 to 2010. His previous publication Muslim Worldview and Family Planning in Pakistan was published from the NIHCR. In 2009 he published: The Collection of Multan Records: Pre and Post-Independence Official Documents of Punjab (1852-2004) which was an outcome of a joint linkage project of the HEC entitled "Multan Regional Studies Specialisation". It was run and completed in collaboration with the Royal Holloway College, University of London during his stay at the BZU. During the same period, he was on the Advisory Panel of the GAT, a guide book for the NTS. He had also been on the teaching faculty of Al-Khair Univerity, Azad Kashmir, at its Islamabad Campus. He has published a number of research articles in the reputed journals of social science at home and abroad and has presented papers in the national and international conferences. He had the distinction to present Repertoire Reports of three international conferences.

In addition to his personal research pursuits, he is also discharging his services as Editor to one of the leading HEC recognised journals i.e Pakistan Journal of History and Culture (PJHC). Moreover, an International Peer Reviewed Journal i.e. Central India Journal of Historical and Archaeological Research (CIJHAR) has inducted him as Member Advisory Board. He had also prepared Indexes of the Journal of Asian Civilizations (Formerly Journal of Central Asia) and of the Pakistan Journal of History and Culture (PJHC). He was appointed as Editor of a magazine Reflection published by an NGO named as AWAZ- Center for Development Services (CDS), of which he was a member of the Board of Governors also. He has recently launched the annual publication of Pakistan Abstract of Social Sciences (PASS). At present, he is heading the Pakistan Study Group on Federalism and is holding the office of the President of International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA).


Rahat Zubair Malik is working as a Research Fellow at National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research; Associate Editor of Pakistan Journal of History and
Culture (HEC recognized bi-annual journal. She is also a member of Pakistan Study Group on Federalism. She offered various courses on the Political Parties in Pakistan, Advanced Research Methodology, Philosophy of History, Foreign Policy of Pakistan: 19471988, World History and Civilizations to BS, M.Sc and MS classes at Departments of History, Sociology, Education, and Communication and Media Studies in Quaid-i-Azam University and International Islamic University, Islamabad. She also participated in 5-Day Youth Training on Understanding Pakistani Politics and International Relations as the Resource Person.

She has written journal articles, conference papers and abstracts, on diverse topics encompassing trends in Twentieth Century Global and Pakistani politics, cultural heritage and evolution as well as social evolution in Pakistan, elections in Pakistan with special reference to evolution of democracy at Centre and Provinces, and trends in history writing in Pakistan. A manuscript titled "Politics of Alliances: A Case Study of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad" is on its way to get published.

She has been also an active participant in various International conferences held at various parts of the Pakistan. They include, the International Conference on 1973 Constitution of Pakistan: The Role of Executive, Legislature and Judiciary Organized by Department of History, University of Peshawar and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Islamabad (2016), the International Conference on Sindh: History and Culture organized by NIHCR, QAU Islamabad (2015), the International Conference on Balochistan: History and Culture by the NIHCR, QAU (2o014) and the International Conference on Socio-Economic Cooperation between India and Pakistan in Punjab University Lahore (2013). Presently she is working as a member of Pakistan Study Group on Federalism and is serving as the Secretary General of International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA).


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