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Karachi: Megacity of Our Times / Edition 2

Karachi: Megacity of Our Times / Edition 2

by Hamida Khuhro, Anwer Mooraj


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ISBN-13: 9780195475197
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/16/2010
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Hamida Khuhro was educated at the Universities of Karachi, Cambridge, London and Oxford. She is a historian and has taught at the Universities of Karachi, Oxford and lastly Sindh University where she was Professor of History. She left University teaching to concentrate of writing and politics. She has twice served as Minister for Education and Literacy, Government of Sindh. She has also served as Member and Chairperson of a large number of political, academic and government committees. She has published a number of books including Making of Modern Sindh, Mohammad Ayub Khuhro: Life of Courage in Politics, The Making of Modern Sindh, and has edited many books including Sindh through the Centuries, Papers of the Separation of Sind from Bombay Presidency and a number of memoirs etc.

Anwer Mooraj was educated in India and England and is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He started his journalistic career in Dawn in the 1960s as an assistant editor, was the founding editor of The Herald in 1970 and served as chief executive of the Gulf News, Dubai from 1982 to 1985. He is widely travelled and is the author of three books Sand, Cacti and People (1965) Wild Strawberries and Harbour Lights (1992), and co-editor with Dr Hamida Khuhro of the first edition of Karachi Megacity of Our Times (1997). He is a management expert and his last assignment was as chief executive of The Pakistan American Cultural Center-the world's largest bi-national centre which he served from 1990 to 2004.

Table of Contents

Contents List:
How it All Began
Hamida Khuhro
The Making of a Colonial Port
Hamida Khuhro
The Halcyon Years
Hamida Khuhro
The Capital of Pakistan
Hamida Khuhro
The Founding Fathers of Modern Karachi
Muneeza Shamsie
An Economic Perspective
Shahida Wizarat
The Growth of a Metropolis
Arif Hasan
Half a Century of Trends
Noman Ahmed
The Literary Scene-English I
Tariq Rahman
The Literary Scene-English II
11. The Literary Scene-Urdu Muhammad Ali Siddiqui
12. The Literary Scene-Sindhi Hamida Khuhro
13. Saddar of the Fifties and Sixties Asif Noorani
14. An Ever Expanding Canvas Marjorie Husain
15. Comedy, Tragedy, and Realism Hameed Zaman
16. A Close-up of Cinema, Radio, and Television Asif Noorani
17. Karachi before Prohibition Anwer Mooraj
18. Being Young in the Fifties Anwer Mooraj
19. Millennium Karachi Ayela Khuhro
Notes and References
Notes on the Contributors

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