The Pakistani Political Reading List is a way for Pakistanis of all backgrounds to increase their understanding of our country

Critical Thinking – A presentation (19 pgs – Scribd)
Smart Thinking – Skills for Critical Understanding (207pgs. Scribd)
Ideas that have helped and harmed Mankind by Bertrand Russell (16 pg. Scribd)
Elements of Logic – by T.K. Abbot (1889 – Scribd)

Mutale’a Pakistan (or what it should consist of)

A Subtle Subversion – Textbooks in Pakistan
Martial Law kaa Siyaasi Andaaz by M.A.K Choudhry (Scribd)
Main nay Dhakka Doobtay daekhaa by Siddique Salik (Scribd)
haaN maiN baaGhi hooN by Javed Haashmi (Scribd)

taKhta-e daar kay saa’ay talay by Javed Haashmi (Scribd)
Ghaddaar kaun? by Sohail Warraich on Nawaz Sharif (Scribd)
chaah-e Yusuf say Sadaa by Syed Yusuf Raza Gilan, PM of Pakistan (Scribd)
Bhutto kay aakhri 323 din by Col. Rafi-ud-din (Scribd)
Myth of Independence by Z.A. Bhutto (Scribd)

If I am Assassinated by Z.A. Bhutto (Scribd)
Military Inc. by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqua (Scribd)
Facts are Facts by Khan Abdul-Wali Khan (Scribd)
Toba Tek Singh by Sa’aadat Hasan Manto (Scribd)

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (Scribd)
American Institutions and Their Influence by Alexis de Tocqueville (Scribd)

What is REALLY going on?

Orientalism by Edward Said (Scribd) <=== MUST READ!!!
Israel lobby and US Foreign Policy (Scribd)

War Is a Racket by General Smedley Butler of the US Marines (Scribd)
Democracy and Education by Noam Chomsky (Scribd)
Killing Hope (CIA Interventions since WWII) William Blum (Scribd)
Rogue State by William Blum (Scribd)
Empire by Hardt & Negri (Scribd — Adv. reading) Can ONLY DOWNLOAD PDF

Collapse by Jared Diamond (Scribd)
Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky (Scribd)
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (Scribd)
How to Steal Elections and Subvert the Will of the People (PDF – 1970-2008, Gallup Pakistan)
PAKISTAN: Partition and Military Succesion (Declassified US documents showing collusion of Pakistani kleptocracy with the UK/US)


Liddell Hart – Why don’t we learn from history
THE REPUBLIC by Plato (link)
Sociology of the World Religions by Max Weber (12 pg, Scribd)
Politics by Aristotle (link)
The Athenian Constitution by Aristotle (link)

Economic Thought of Nizam Al-Mulik Al-Tusi (1018 – 1092)
George Orwell – Animal Farm
George Orwell – Politics & English Language
Allama Iqbal – Development of Metaphysics in Persia
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam by Allama Iqbal (link)

The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli (Scribd)
The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine (Scribd)
The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (Scribd)


Indus Valley Civilization – An Introduction to Indus writing

Keene, H. G. – The Fall of the Moghul Empire
John Reed – Ten Days That Shook the World
Henty, G. A. – With Clive in India
Harry de Windt – A Ride to India across Persia and Baluchistan
Babur, Zaheerudin Mohammed – Tozk-e-Baburi.
History of the Rise of Muslim Power in India by Ferishta
The Mysorean Revenue Regulations
A History Of Sindh (710 AD to 1590 AD)

Historical Atlas of Islam (Scribd)
Turkey, A Past and a Future by A.J. Toynbee (Scribd)

Hegemony and Historiography: The Politics of Pedagogy


Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche (Scribd)
On the Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche (link)

Incoherence of the Philosophers by Imam Al-Ghazali (Scribd) <– Must Read
Incoherence of the Incoherence by Ibn-e Rushd (Scribd) <– (Ditto!)
The Philosophy and Theology of Averroes by Ibn-e Rushd
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Scribd)

Muslim Philosophy Online (Lots of stuff)
A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (scribd)

A R T _& _L I T E R A T U R E

Ninteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

Kalaam Khwaja Ghulam Farid
Toba Tek Singh by Saadat Hasan Manto (15 pg, Scribd)
Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman
The Tawasin of Mansur Hallaj by The one and only.
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (84 pg Scribd)
Kalaam Bulleh Shah

Dubayti-ha by Babaa Taahir UriyaaN
Shah Saa’ieen Jo Risalo : Kalaam Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (Sindhi)
Shaah jo Risalo (English by Mother Elsa)

A U D I O – V I S U A L


The truth about Democracy – Channel 4 – Part 1 (Google Video)
The truth about Democracy – Channel 4 – Part 2 (Google Video)
Neocons & Al Qaeda:
The Power of Nightmares – BBC Documentary – Part 1 (Google Video)
The Power of Nightmares – BBC Documentary – Part 2 (Google Video)

The Power of Nightmares – BBC Documentary – Part 3 (Google Video)
Necessary Illusions-Thought Control in a Democratic Society – N.Chomsky (Google Video – 2.5 hrs)
SPIN: The Dark Side of Media (Google Video)
The Pleasure of Finding Things out – Richard Feynman (Google Video)

Tegenlicht – The Israeli Lobby AIPAC (Google Video)
Moors in Spain (Google Video)
Paradise Found – Islamic Architecture (Google Video)
The Soviet Afghan War (Google Video)

Iraq: The Continuous War – (German Embed Crew – Google Video)
The Arab Conquests – (BBC 4 – IOT Podcast audio)
Philosophy: (Must watch.)
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness – 1/6 Socrates on Self-Confidence
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness – 2/6 Epicurus on Happiness

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness – 3/6 Seneca on Anger
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness – 4/6 Montaigne on Self-Esteem
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness – 5/6 Schopenhauer on Love
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness – 6/6 Nietzche on Hardship

Habib Jalib – Poetry of Defiance (Google Video)
Faiz Ahmed Faiz – Channel 4 (56 min Google Video)
An evening with Ahmed Faraz Houston, Texas in 2005 (54 min Google Video)
Partition 1947 – The day india burned. – BBC (23 min Google Video)

Khamosh Pani, Silent water A Sikh woman left behind during Partition is a Musim mother in Pakistan. Until her brother shows up. MUST WATCH (97 min Google Video)
Born in Pakistan Lives of women and children in Pakistan – EU (33 min Google Video)
Missing People in Pakistan Civil Society in Pakistan (24 min Google Video)
Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle with Militant Islam “The News” journalist Zahid Hussain’s Lecture in UK about his book. (70 min Google Video)

Charlie Rose – An hour with Pervez Musharraf (56 min Google Video)
Abdul Qadeer Khan, Nuclear Weapons Proliferator (or how Moshe betrayed our greatest Hero) CBC Documentary (42 min Google Video)
Life & Times of Hugh Catchpole He gave seventy years of his life imparting education to students in Pakistan (46 min Google Video)
Dr.Ayesha Siddiqa discusses her book “Military Inc.” Pakistan is a country with an army or an army with a country?

Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto A collection of speeches. (40 min Google Video)

R E F E R E N C E – M A T E R I A L

Constitution of Pakistan
Charter of Democracy
Hamood Ur Rehman Commission Report
Corruption Scandals of Musharraf Government
National Reconciliation Order

IRI Pakistan Democracy Survey – September 07
IRI Pakistan Democracy Survey – October 07
Chronicle of Pakistan (A year by year and month to month history of Pakistan)
Tashkent Declaration (1966)

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