Sofia Arslan Qadeer

  • TAbout the Postcolonial Feminist Realm: In Under the Western Eyes, Chandra Talpade Mohanty criticizes homogeneous perspectives and presuppositions in some of the Western feminist texts that focus on women in the third world. More specifically, the author anchors her accounts of Western ...

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  • TWith one’s daily routine crammed up with interminable happenings and unavoidable commitments, one looks for ways of relaxation over weekends and choosing to go to the cinema theatre for a two-hour watch is always an exciting option, however, films like “Padmavati” instill within ...

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  • TOn Shakespeare’s birth anniversary last year, the Globe Theatre touring the whole world, re-enacting Shakespearean plays, handpicked Kinnaird College solely out of the whole country as its venue to stage Hamlet. All credits for this glorious accomplishment are directed towards none other than ...

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  • TWysten Hugh Auden is remembered as one of the best American poets of the 20th century. Even much before the time that the World War II broke out, Auden was engaged in highlighting various loopholes in the political systems of the world which engendered flaws in the social apparatus as well as the ...

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  • TWordsworth said that the collection of poetry he and Coleridge collaborated on, the Lyrical Ballads, was an “experiment”. The Lyrical Ballads was a joint venture by Wordsworth and Coleridge, aimed at unraveling the secrets of poetry that could veritably provide a fertile soil to ...

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  • T “The feeling that she never got her life’s fulfillment made his heart contract with love, coupled by his own incapability to make it up to her brought to him a sense of impotence…”_ D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence is rated as one of the greatest ...

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  • TThe Caribbean territories were colonized by the British, the French and the Dutch forces numerous times—the most prominent of the colonized spans being in the 17th century. Like most of Derek Walcott’s plays, Dream on Monkey Mountain, is set on a Caribbean island. As a literary text, ...

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  • TThe thirteenth-century poet Saadi, is regarded as one of the greatest figures in Persian literature. He is best-known for his chief works Bustan, or The Orchard and Gulistan, or The Rose Garden. Both of these works are filled with semi-autobiographical stories, ...

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  • TSince the Middle Ages the white man has had the habit of naming Africa’s and Asia’s mountains— even the animals and tiny beasties there. What he deliberately does not acknowledge or like to name, are the human beings that he encounters there. Why is the European philosophy, ...

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  • TThe Nigerian playwright, Wole Soyinka, was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta. A Dance of the Forests being one of the most renowned of Wole Soyinka's plays was presented for the first time at the Nigerian Independence celebrations in 1960. This year on October 1, ...

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  • TFor years in our society, there has been an age-old crotchety debate over Imagination vs. Reality and Creativity vs. Practicability; in essence the debate over Literature vs. Science. Students of literature are considered to be too deeply immersed in their utopian view of life, which is ...

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  • TIn a “chicken shop" I once observed how before preparing a new order,the butcher would open the door of the cage and put his hand in to extract a hen or two. It would be then that chaos would break out. A lot of quacking and ruffled feathers later, the remaining hens upon realizing that they ...

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  • TFor years the British have been mocked and downgraded as looters and plunderers of sub-continent’s wealth. Since history itself is a matter of personal discourse and personal opinion, most Indian and Pakistani historians have vowed to depict British as the bad guys. However, upon scrutinizing ...

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  • TNeither of us has the license, nor the courage to call himself a saint. We have all sinned, and continue to sin in our private lives. What varies from person to person, is the definition as well as the magnitude of the sin itself. I found it ironic to see how people who bullied Qandeel Baloch and ...

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  • TAn 18 year old girl looks forward to competing with the rest of her classmates to get decent scores at the end of each semester when she starts off with her university. When she turns 22, she is about to graduate, typically the time she is also supposed to spend revisiting the roadmap she must have ...

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  • TA person’s conversation is considered to be his advertisement. When he opens his mouth to speak, he lets the people enter his mind, his thoughts. Likewise the TV channels of any country are considered to be a direct representation of the country and the nation. It is with a very heavy, rather ...

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  • TYesterday my father and I shared a leisure moment, browsing through some old stuff that he had collected as a school boy. It was a compilation of photographs and newspaper cuttings from the 1960s, covering majorly the era of Ayub Khan in the country. The photographs were mostly taken in Lahore, the ...

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