The Balochistan Discussion Series: Reading Material

This page is intended to serve as an accompaniment to the Balochistan Series being held at T2F. Before each discussion session, we will post a list of links to literature or videos. Hopefully you will find it useful to browse through these links to find out more about subjects that we may not have enough time to discuss in enough detail during the discussion session.

Session 1: History of the Baloch Nationalist Movement (1920s to 2004)

Photo: Leading Baloch nationalist politicians gather on the balcony of the National Awami Party headquarters in Quetta awaiting the arrival of Khan Wali Khan in the 1970s. (Source)

The first discussion session in our series (on May 18) will focus on the history of Baloch nationalist movement from its beginnings in the 1920s until, but not including, the current insurgency that began around 2004.

Our guests for this session are B.M. Kutty, former political secretary to the Governor of Balochistan, and Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur, a columnist and a participant in the 1973-1977 insurgency.

Below are some readings (including one by our guest Mr Talpur) that deal with the subject.

Session 2: Understanding the Current Insurgency

In the second session of the series (on June 28) we explore the causes for the outbreak of the current insurgency in Balochistan, and the changing nature of Baloch nationalism and followers.

Our guests are are former senator Sanaullah Baloch of the Balochistan National Party, and Mir Sohaib Mengal, central committee member of the Baloch Students Organization-Azad.


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2 Responses to The Balochistan Discussion Series: Reading Material

  1. Baloch Khan says:

    Its a great event to know more about balochistan and baloch movement, can’t wait to see Mr talpur ..

  2. Laurie Deamer says:

    Although I have been reading material and learning from Baloch about the issues for almost 4 years now, I look forward to this opportunity to understand more, though of course I don’t live anywere near T2F. Long live Balochistan!

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