Saturday, 14 September 2013

History Archive: Communist Party of Pakistan's 1948 Document 'Who Rules Pakistan?'

This is one of the earliest position papers of the Communist Party of Pakistan. It was published in August 1948 in Bombay. (I cannot say where else it may have been published). The document is titled 'Who Rules Pakistan?'  and is a detailed comment on Pakistan's polity a year after Independence. 

The document has been obtained from File CPI/147/1948 of the P.C. Joshi Archives, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 

The link below gives access to a PDF file of this pamphlet:

Also see
Communist Party of India's resolution on Pakistan and National Unity, September 1942
Sris Chandra Chattopadhya on the Objectives Resolution, Constituent Assembly of Pakistan March 12, 1949
Pakistan's Law Minister, Jogendra Nath Mandal's Resignation Letter, October 1950
Book review: Imagining Pakistan: Religion at the Origins of Nationalism 
The Law of Killing: a brief history of Indian fascism