Salman Rashid

HERITAGE: THE FORT OF JEWELS

HERITAGE: THE FORT OF JEWELS

The magnificent ruins of a pair of Hindu temples near Mianwali are part of a string of temples from the 8th to the 11th centur... Published 30 Jan, 2022 08:01am
NON-FICTION: TOMB RECORDER

NON-FICTION: TOMB RECORDER

An anthropologist’s treatise on the funerary art of Sindh is essential reading for informed laypersons and a priceless record... Updated 16 Jan, 2022 07:41am
TOURISM: FOLLY IN THE HINDU KUSH

TOURISM: FOLLY IN THE HINDU KUSH

In 1997, the PMLN poured millions into opening a PTDC motel in beautiful Birmogh Lasht in Chitral. It never received a single Published 19 Sep, 2021 07:26am
HERITAGE: CRASH-LANDING ON WALTON

HERITAGE: CRASH-LANDING ON WALTON

Once the paramount aviator training institution in the country, the Walton aerodrome is yet another piece of our heritage that... Published 06 Jun, 2021 08:37am
NON-FICTION: KARACHI ETCHED IN STONE

NON-FICTION: KARACHI ETCHED IN STONE

An anthropologist’s cri de coeur: to save ancient artwork before it’s destroyed by greedy developers and mindless collectors and Published 13 Dec, 2020 08:13am
TRAVEL: PIR CHHATAL’S MYSTICAL FISH

TRAVEL: PIR CHHATAL’S MYSTICAL FISH

An idyllic small pond near Jhal Magsi teems with fish, preserved through fantastic folklore. But now it’s been discovered by... Published 18 Oct, 2020 07:14am
NON-FICTIONL: HISTORY COME ALIVE

NON-FICTIONL: HISTORY COME ALIVE

Abubaker Sheikh stands apart from the run-of-the-mill Urdu travel writers in Pakistan. Like the best writers, his lates... Published 30 Aug, 2020 08:35am
HERITAGE: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

HERITAGE: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Historic names of places have interesting origins but face both deliberate and unintentional distortions... Published 19 Apr, 2020 06:18am
NON-FICTION: ON THE RIGHT TRACKS

NON-FICTION: ON THE RIGHT TRACKS

A delightful travelogue not only captures the essence of long-distance train travel but imbues the reader with the Published 26 May, 2019 06:15am
NON-FICTION: THE MEMSAAB CHRONICLES

NON-FICTION: THE MEMSAAB CHRONICLES

Despite her colonial prejudices, Charlotte Canning, wife of the governor-general during the Great ‘Mutiny’ of 1857, Published 18 Nov, 2018 06:57am
NON-FICTION: THE SCHOOL OF ROCK

NON-FICTION: THE SCHOOL OF ROCK

An exciting book by an accomplished anthropologist lays bare the history of petroglyphs in Sindh through millennia Published 04 Nov, 2018 07:06am
SOCIETY: THE CHILD WITHOUT DREAMS

SOCIETY: THE CHILD WITHOUT DREAMS

Like millions of other kids in Pakistan, Shahdad Marri was deprived of education because of abject poverty. Remarkably Published 21 Oct, 2018 07:28am
NON-FICTION: REQUIEM FOR SINDH

NON-FICTION: REQUIEM FOR SINDH

A travelogue of great erudition, but also a heartfelt lament about the ecological degradation of the author’s native Published 14 Oct, 2018 07:11am