Karachi Before the British Conquest


by Arif Hasan


Publisher: The Little Book Company


160 .00 RS


Arif Hasan

About Book

Karachi before the British Conquest is about the pre-British history of Karachi. It is part of a larger book project on Karachi in four volumes titled “Understanding Karachi”. Volume 1: Pre-British Karachi, Volume 2: The Making of the Colonial City, Volume 3: Karachi between the Wars, and Volume 4: Pre-Partition Karachi.

About Author

Arif Hasan is an architect and planner, activist, teacher, researcher and the author of a large number of books, research papers and monographs on urban development issues. He was the Principal Consultant to the Orangi Pilot Project-Research and Training Institute from 1981 to 2017. He is also founder Chairperson of the Urban Resource Centre, Karachi and a founding member of the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights, Bangkok. All these projects are being replicated in a number of cities worldwide and have received international recognition. He has also taught at Pakistani and European universities, lectured worldwide, been a member of various UN committees, and his activism has led to the modification of a number of projects and policies in favour of low income communities. He has received a number of national and international awards for his work and writings including the Hilal-e-Imtiaz and the UN Year for the Shelterless Memorial Award.