Professor Stephen Lyon and Mr Nadir Cheema have published an edited volume entitled Pakistan Left Review: Then and Now.
This volume places the spotlight on an important moment in history. The late 1960s was a time of profound change around the world, and the contributions included here from Pakistan’s leftist intellectuals based in London, speak volumes about the implications of the turbulence and the promise for a better future in relation to Pakistan. More than five decades on, the promise of a better tomorrow looks as far away as ever, but the turbulence has returned with a vengeance. The newly written contributions reflect on the significance of this leftist journal at the time and the impact of those ideas and discourses on the politics that came to be.
Professor Stephen Lyon is the Professor of Anthropology and Head of Educational Programmes at Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. He has carried out extended ethnographic research on rural and urban Pakistan and is the author of Political Kinship in Pakistan: Descent, Marriage and Government Stability (2019 Lexington Books).
Professor Nadir Cheema teaches Economics at SOAS, University of London. He is a book reviews editor at Bloomsbury Pakistan, which focuses on academic books published in the field of Pakistan studies. He is a published author in Health Economics and frequently contributes articles on Pakistan’s economy.