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Zaigham Khan
Zaigham Khan

The writer is an anthropologist and development professional.

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  • July 11, 2016

    What’s wrong with Achakzai?

    Coming from a politician known for speaking candidly, and respected for his contribution to democracy and democratic struggles, it was such a...

  • July 04, 2016

    The last wish of a dying generation

    On the eve of independence, as hundreds of thousands of Sikhs and Hindus were moving towards India, a solitary twelve-year-old Hindu boy was walking...

  • June 27, 2016

    The religious nation

    While the rest of the world talks economy and politics, we remain obsessed with religion and security. Three news items that dominated the headlines...

  • June 20, 2016

    Borders and martyrs

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  • June 13, 2016

    The moon gazers

    Their stern looks put the fear of God into our hearts and make us tremble for our lives. We know that a shout from the pulpit can result in...

  • June 06, 2016

    Refugees and our conscience

    Born to an Afghan family living in our neighbourhood, Wali was a five-year-old child who used to be my son’s playmate. The only thing I...

  • May 30, 2016

    Let them eat cake

    Perhaps there is no single professional class more useless in the modern world – dominated by the neo-liberal economy – than peasants....

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