Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar



1.         Definition of society and culture.

2.         (a)        Pre - Muslim Era ----- The Indus Valley Civilisation –

                        The Aryan Culture.

(b)        Evolution of Pakistani Society - Early History.

(c )         Emergence of Islam in the Sub-continent.


3.         (a)        Foundation of Islamic Society --- The Sufis' role in the

expansion of Islam.

(b)        Turco-Iranian Impact on the Indian Society.

(c)        The Colonial Era-- Impact of the West.

4.         The people of Pakistan - their distribution - Major groups.

5.         Family Institution.

6.         Social Problems of Pakistan - including Population, Crime, Education system, Agriculture, etc.

7.         The Culture of Pakistan - Regional versus Religious Dictates.

8.         New Trends in the Pakistani Society.

9.         The Cultural Heritage of Pakistan.



1.                   Baqai, M. A., Social Order in Pakistani Society, Karachi, 1975.

2.                   Chaudhry, M. Iqbal, Pakistani Society.

3.                   Hassan Sibt, Pakistan May Tahzeeb Ka Irtiqa, Karachi, 1997.

4.                   Hussain. J, An Illustrated History of Pakistan, Book-I, Oxford University Press, 1983.

5.                   Ikramullah, Begum Shaista Akhtar Suhrawardy, Behind The Veil.

6.                   Islamabad, National Institute of Folk Heritage, Folk Heritage of Pakistan Vol: I.

7.                   Jalibi, Dr Jamil, Pakistani Culture, (Urdu), Karachi, 1981.

8.                   Pakistan, Government of, Department of Archaeology And Museums Ministry of education, Cultural Heritage of Pakistan.

9.                   Qureshi, Ishtiaq Hussain, The Pakistani Way of Life, Lahore, 1957.

10.                Sabir. M. Shafi, PAKISTAN Culture, People and places, Peshawar, 1970.

11.                Wheeler, Sir Mortimer, Early India And Pakistan, Fletcher And Sons Ltd. Norwich, 1968.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more