THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book Khursheed Kamal Aziz, popularly known as KK Aziz, was a historian in Pakistan. He received his initial education from MB High School in Batala, now in Indian Punjab, and then went to Forman Christian College and finally Government College Lahore to graduate, where one of his teachers was the famous Patras Bokhari. He subsequently completed his studies at the Victoria University of Manchester, UK.

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

Aziz taught at various institutions including the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, UK, and at the universities of Heidelberg, Germany, as well as in Khartoum, Sudan, and the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. He also gave occasional lectures at universities in Pakistan: Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad; Bangladesh: Dhaka; United Kingdom: Hull, New Castle upon Tyne and Oxford; Switzerland: Geneva and Bergen.

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

He briefly worked in the early 1970s as an advisor to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and was chairman of the “National Commission for Historical and Cultural Research.” But he later fought with the Bhutto government and left that position. A few years later, he returned the “Sitara-i-Imtiaz” medal awarded by the President of Pakistan, in protest of the treatment received by martial law authorities after General Zia-ul-Haq seized power in 1977 and was forced to leave the country. He lived many years abroad as an exile and taught at many universities abroad. He began collecting research material for his many famous books while teaching in Germany. His research material was enriched by the experiences he had in different countries.

THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book
THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book
THE MURDER OF HISTORY PDF Book

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In 1985, when the first edition of the book was published, he did not fare well in part due to the regime of General Zia-ul-haq, of which he was a staunch critic. He was still with his brother-in-law in Lahore’s Model Town neighborhood when the second edition of The Murder of History was published in 1993. This time the book worked relatively well. This started an intellectual trend in Pakistan and after that similar works began to be published due to the restoration of the normal political process in the country.

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