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The Pakistan Progressive Movement | SARRC

Conserving the Archives of Progressive Pakistan

Project Abstract

This project will work to conserve the material legacies of Pakistan's progressive movements through inventory and documentation of print, audio, and video items housed at the South Asia Resource and Research Center (SARRC) in Islamabad. The collection includes court cases against democratic activists, journals, pamphlets of collectives opposing military rule, oral history interviews of feminists and agrarian activists, and social justice documentaries on minority Christians. It also includes folk literature in vernaculars like Punjabi and Sindhi by artists challenging the dominance of the national Urdu language.

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