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Amit Julka

Amit Julka is Research Intern at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

From Hindi to Urdu: A Social and Political History

September 2012

Hardly any language in the subcontinent has a history as contested as that of Urdu. The history of Urdu is not just a story of linguistic evolution, but of the evolution of culture, of societies and of communities. Thus, undertaking the task of narrating this journey is in itself an act of courage and Tariq Rehman does it wonderfully well.

The Difa-e Pakistan Rally in Lahore and its Implications for Pakistan

December 23, 2011

By staging such a massive gathering in Lahore, it appears that the military is trying to bring JuD into mainstream politics, which is clearly an ominous sign of the times to come.

A Rejoinder to John R. Schmidt, 'Pakistan’s Alternate Universe'

December 12, 2011

Whatever John R. Schmidt’s aims, the arguments that he has employed do not stand the test of casual perusal leave alone scrutiny.

The MFN Debate in Pakistan’s Urdu Press: Sign of cracks?

November 23, 2011

The importance of the MFN status issue lies in the debate that the agreement has initiated in Pakistan, which could influence both the internal political structures of the country as well as the way it deals with its neighbours.