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Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan Memorial Award for 2006 

Announcement of the Award by the Selection Committee

List of books short listed for the Award

List of books nominated for 2006 Award

Announcement for 2006 Award

Announcement of the Award by the Selection Committee

The Council of Social Sciences provided four books to the Selection Committee comprising Dr. Inayatullah, President COSS, Dr. Rubina Saigol, Country Director ActionAid Pakistan and Dr. Saba Khattak, Director SDPI, which it has short listed and requested to it select one of them for the Akhtar Hameed Khan Award in the light of criteria laid down by it. After examining the strength and weaknesses of the four books the Committee decided that the book, Beyond the Honour: A Historical Materialist Explanation of Honour Related Violence by Tahira S. Khan deserved the Award for the year 2006. On behalf of the Committee and the Council we congratulate her for producing such an outstanding book, which is one of the few books on the subject of honor killings that takes a materialist perspective in understanding the issue. It also thoroughly examines the role of political parties and the justice system in Pakistan and discusses the social and feudal class contexts in which honor killings occur. It gives an exhaustive account of honor killings in recent Pakistani history and situates the phenomenon in economic underpinnings and motives of perpetrators. This well researched book provides references to scholars on the subject, and adequately grounds itself in empirical evidence.

List of books short listed for the Award

1. Tahira S. Khan, Beyond The Honour: A Historical Materialist Explanation of Honour Related Violence,  (2006)

2. Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Basic Education In Rural Pakistan: A comparative Institutional Analysis of Government, Private and NGO Schools, (2005)

3. Tehmina Rashid, Contested Representation: Punjabi Women in Feminist Debate in Pakistan, (2006)

4. Arifa Farid, Muslim Woman In World Religions Perspective, (2006)


List of books nominated for 2006 Award

(1) Tahira S. Khan, Beyond the Honour: A Historical Materialist Explanation of Honour Related Violence, Oxford University Press, 2006, Price Rs. 495.

 (2) Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Basic Education in Rural Pakistan: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Government, Private and NGO Schools, Oxford University Press, 2005 Price Rs. 495.

(3) Tehmina Rashid, Contested Representation: Punjabi Women in Feminist Debate in Pakistan, Oxford University Press, 2006, Price Rs. 595.

(4) Arifa Farid, Muslim Woman in World Religions Perspective Second Revised Edition, Bureau of Composition, Compilation and Translation, University of Karachi under the authority of the university, 2006, Price Rs. 300.

(5) Ms. Riffat Sultana, Sitara-e-Sehri: Auto Biography of Qurban Ali, Published in 2005.

(6) Mrs. Abida Mahmood, Teacher's Handbook Qurban & Surraya Educational Trust, Lahore, Published in 2005.

(7) Mrs. Abida Mahmood, Teacher's Diary, Qurban & Surraya Educational Trust, Lahore, Published in 2005.

(8) Tariq Rehman, Denizens of Alien Worlds, A Study of Education, Inequality and Polarization in Pakistan, By Oxford University Press, 2004, Price Rs. 325.

(9) Prof. Ms. Iftikhar N. Hassan, Psychology of Woman, Published by AIOU Press, 1996, Price Rs. 300.

Announcement for 2006 Award

Dated September 11, 2006

With financial support from National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) and others, the Council of Social Sciences, Pakistan (COSS) has established in 2005 an annual Award of Rs. 50,000/- in memory of the renowned social worker and social scientist late Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan.  The Award is given every year on October 9, the birthday of Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan, to the best book by a Pakistani author published during a financial year (July to June) written in any of the following fields (i) rural/urban development (ii) peace (iii) poverty and its alleviation and  (iv) gender discrimination. Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan Memorial Award for the year 2005 was given to the book Hazardous Home-based Sub-contracted Work: A Study of Multiple Tiered Exploitation by Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Saba Gul Khattak and Sajid Kazmi. For the Award to be conferred in the year 2006, the books written from July 2005 to June 2006 can be recommended/nominated. (If COSS did not find a suitable book written during this period, it can extend the date to 2003. Therefore, a book written during this period may also be nominate/recommend for the Award).

Terms and Conditions
1. The book must meet international academic standards in its substance and format.
2. The book comprising collected articles by the same author can also be considered for the Award. 
3. The book should not be a textbook or a collection of articles by different writers.
4. Only the books written in English, Urdu or in other Pakistani languages will be considered for the Award.
5. A selection committee for selecting the book for the Award will be appointed according to procedure prescribed in the Foundation Document of the Award. The decision of the selection committee will be final and cannot be challenged at any forum.
6. If an award is not conferred because no book met the prescribed criteria, the money will be carried over to the next year when two awards instead of one will be conferred.
7. Those who nominate a book for the award should send a formal letter to COSS accompanied by two hard copies of the book. The letter should give details about the book's title, year of publication, name of its author and his/her present office and residential address and publishing institute and company.
8. A book whose author is not alive can also be considered for the award.
9. Anyone can recommend a book deserving award by sending information about the book's title, year of publication, its author's name and postal address, by an email or letter, which must reach COSS 10 days before the last date for nomination.

The nominations must be sent to COSS latest by October 10, 2006 on the postal address of COSS (given above). Nominations must be accompanied by two hard copies of the book. Advance information about the nomination can be sent by email but this will not be considered a substitute for postal nomination. The last date for submission of recommendations is September 30, 2006.

Please nominate or recommend a book for the Award as well as ask your colleagues and friends to do so.

 
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