Articles and Essays

Featured Articles and Essays


This section showcases articles, essays, and feature reports on Balochistan's history, culture, and heritage written by our guest writers. Our guest writers are historians, anthropologists, heritage experts, cultural critics, civil servants, and public intellectuals. Balochistan Archives is sharing these articles with the permission of their authors for the purpose of promoting historical and cultural awareness and educating the public. Please note that the opinions expressed in these essays and articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the management of Balochistan Archives or the official policy of the Government of Balochistan.



Ancient Culture

Parenji: Genesis of Children's Theater in Panjgur, Balochistan


By AYUB BALOCH

"He picked the dates but didn't give 'Parenjee'. He walked away stealthily. A mouse jumped into his mouth. It choked his throat. He is restlessly jumping up and down. What a pity, he can't release himself, he is a miser."



Sibi and Kachhi Plain: Ancient Cultural Space


"The Sibi cultural space is the oldest as it has its roots in the Mehrgarh civilization (9000 BC) where the remarkable human achievement of domestication of animals took place for the first time in human history."

  • AYub Baloch By AYU BALOCH

The Great Highway of History


"Semiramis, the legendary queen of Mesopotamia, is said to have invaded India late in the 9th century BCE. After the adventure, she left the country by way of Makran in whose waterless and desolate wastes she lost her entire force, save 20 men."

  • Salman Rashid By SALMAN RASHID

Archives Necessary For Protection Of Civic Rights Of Citizens


"Balochistan Archives is an executive agency of the Government of Balochistan which serves as the main repository for official records and documents of historical significance. Hafeez Jamali, who has a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology..."

  • Hafeez Jamali By HAFEEZ JAMALI