Pakistaniaat is an online only, refereed, multidisciplinary, open-access academic journal offering a forum for a serious academic and creative engagement with various aspects of Pakistani history, culture, literature, and politics. Though several existing journals do pay a fair degree of attention to the issues of South Asia and Postcoloniality, we feel that under the current climate of high capital and war on terror, Pakistan, often subsumed under the larger registers of South Asia or Postcolonial Studies, needs a particular space of its own in our academic and creative undertakings.Thus, Pakistaniaat aims to provide a public space on the Internet to introduce and discuss hitherto neglected aspects of Pakistani cultural and literary production and to make this knowledge available to a worldwide audience. With a focus on Pakistanas a socio-political entity and as a conceptwhile we welcome Paksitan-related wroks from the metropolitan scholars and writers, we especially encourage scholars and writers from Pakistan and Pakistani diaspora to contribute their works so that we can also serve the important purpose of showcasing the quality and intellectual vigor of scholarly and literary works by Pakistanis. Pakistaniaat, thus, aims to provide an inclusive venue for all those interested in Pakistan's history, culture, and politics, and Pakistan's place in the region as well as in the world. We define Pakistan not only as a cultural and political entity but also as a fluid concept. We, therefore, believe that Pakistan deserves a sensitive and compassionate synchronic and diachronic scholary and artistic attention. We aim to accomplish this important mission of covering Pakistan by publishing scholarly articles, creative works, translations, and reviews of books about Pakistan.
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