Political Activism in Pakistan

(January 2010-June 2013)

Dr. Asad Ahmed of the Anthropology Department of Harvard University is leading this research project aimed at recording, documenting and analyzing the language of popular political activism at a critical moment in the country's history. Interviews with individuals who emerged as political activists in the late 1960s and early 1970s are being used to examine how populist political discourse was shaped in dialogues between national leaders and local cadres.