The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences

1) Volume XX, No 2, 2012
Author(s):Editor Mujib Rahman, PhD (Edinburgh) Department of English & Applied Linguistics University of Peshawar Office Secretary Muhammad Altaf Chief Editor Muhammad Farooq Swati, PhD Department of Archaeol

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Guidelines for Contributors The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peshawar, invites research papers for consideration for publication in the field of social sciences and humanities. Manuscripts (a softcopy on a CD, and two double-spaced hardcopies) should not exceed 7000 words (including endnotes and references) plus an informative abstract (200 words maximum), and should be accompanied by a crossed cheque of Rs. 1500 (Pak Rupees One thousand five hundred only) payable to “the Editor, JHSS.” Papers should be composed in MS Word, Times New Roman, and Font Size 11. Figures, tables, graphs (if any) should not be out of the text-margins of the page (13 cm). Quotations in languages other than English must be translated in the body of the paper, and accompanied by the original in the endnotes. The author’s name, title/designation, e-mail and mailing addresses and institutional affiliation should appear on a separate title page. The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences will consider one single-authored (as principal author) and one co-authored (as second/third author) by the same author for publication per number. The maximum acceptable number of authors and co-authors is three! The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences follows a variant of APA/MLA styles to accommodate the multi-disciplinarian work that the journal features. References must indicate author(s), editor(s), city of publication, publisher’s full name, year of publication, and p
2) Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Peshawar
Author(s):Contents

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The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (JHSS), a refereed and internationally indexed journal recognised by the HEC, is published biannually by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Peshawar, with the approval of the competent authority. No part of the material published in this journal be reproduced, reprinted, or copied without the prior permission of the editor.
3) Impact of Interest Rate and Inflation on Stock Market Index: A case of Pakistan
Author(s):Aurangzeba, Afaq Ahmeda, Shujaat Mubarikb a Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, Karachi, Pakistan b Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, Pakistan

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The multidimensional impact of inflation has been widely investigated empirically. In continuation of the same, it is argued that inflation has a strong influence over stock market indexes. In this discussion influence of interest rate on stock market index have also a prime importance. This paper attempts to study the impact of interest rate and inflation on stock market index. We have taken KSE100 as dependent variable and CPI, REER, and WALR as independent variables. We have found CPI and WALR statistically significant at 95% level. Our results show the value of R2 coefficient of determination as 0.70, which means that 70% variation in KSE100 index is being explained by CPI, REER, and WALR (independent variables). The beta coefficient of inflation shows its positive relationship with KSE100, which means that an increase in inflation can raise the KSE 100 index value. However, persistent inflation will eventually build high future expectations about higher inflation, resulting in a negative impact on KSE100 index. The coefficient of WALR shows a significant and negative relationship of WALR with KSE 100.
4) The Genesis and Evolution of Khudai Khidmatgars (1929-1947)
Author(s):Fakhr-ul-Islam Pakistan Study Centre, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

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The North West Frontier Province (renamed as Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)1 was directly affected by political development taking place in India during the second decade of 20th Century. The anti-Rowlatt Act2 campaign and 3Khilafat Movement ignited the feelings of liberation in this part of the World. The Khudai Khitmatgar Tehreek (KKT); an outcome of those anti- British campaigns, was founded to the end of 3rd decade of the 20th Century. With the passage of time, it acquired strength and became formidable political force in the province. The KKT was in alliance with All India National Congress and its leader Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan4 was influenced by the Non-violence creed of Gandhi. The electoral strength pf KKT can be judged from the fact that they formed ministries thrice in NWFP i.e. in 1937, 1945 and 1946. The founder of this movement Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan had a multidimensional personality. Besides his hard work and popularity, he was the most controversial figure in the pre and post partition eras. In this paper, an attempt has been made to take into account the foundation, objectives, organizational structure and evolution of Khudai Khidmatgar Tehreek
5) As You Like it: A Journey from the Known to the Unknown
Author(s):Tabassum Javed Jinnah College for Women, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

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Orlando and Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s As You Like it — one lacking self-awareness and behaving like a weakling, and the other too sentimental and emotional, preferring to cry herself out of a situation — are unable to cope with the situation that Oliver and Ferdinand have created for them. Both hesitate to declare their love for each other. Both have lopsided personalities, Orlando, being unconscious of the strength of his animus, and Rosalind, having an overdeveloped anima to the detriment of her animus. This paper is an attempt to study the two characters from a Jungian point of view. I contend that both need to individuate and integrate into the conscious mode to show what they are potentially capable of. The change of setting, from the Urban (the conscious) to the Woods (the unconscious), affords them the chance to connect the conscious with the unconscious in order to become whole.
6) Anthropology, Feminism, and Literature: Blurring Boundaries
Author(s):Anoosh Khan Institute of Social Work, Sociology, and Gender Studies, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

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This paper illustrates the vital relationship and the seamless bond among anthropology, feminism, and literature. The paper demonstrates that with changing times Pakhtun women have used various means, like folk songs, published literary texts, and/or visual representations to voice the gender disparity prevalent in their socio-cultural set up. The paper further discusses that the use of various genres as tools of expression have stimulated cultural ideological shifts and has given Pakhtun women agency in the past and the present.
7) The Flood Event of July 2010: Socioeconomic Disruptions in Lower Dir District
Author(s):Iffat Khattak, Fazlur Rahman, Fazlul Haq Institute of Geography, Urban & Regional Planning, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

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Pakistan experienced a devastating flood in the summer of 2010. Almost all the major rivers of the country as well as the streams and seasonal torrents in the mountainous areas were in flood. This is attributed to heavy rainfall and snowmelt. The flood destroyed agricultural land, standing crops and infrastructure throughout the country. The number of affected districts was 78, with 2,000 human casualties, 0.55 million housing units destroyed and 6 million people displaced. The present study is focused on the lower Dir district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Northern Pakistan. The whole district is drained by Panjkora River. Data for this study were collected from the official sources. To cross check the official data field survey was also conducted in the affected areas. The floodplain of river Panjkora is very fertile and suitable for the cultivation of different crops. Findings of this study reveal that maximum losses were in agriculture sector followed by infrastructure and communication network. Almost all the bridges over the Panjkora River were destroyed by this flood.
8) AND’ as a Narrative Tool in Wilde’s “The Happy Prince”
Author(s):Rubina Rahman, Mujib Rahman Department of English & Applied Linguistics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

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Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales belong to the genre of the literary fairy tale. These tales are equally popular among both the adults and children. Their timeless appeal for readers of all ages depends upon their structural and thematic proximity with oral narratives. Wilde has employed various devices to align his tales to oral fairy tales. One such devise is the skilful use of the coordinating conjunction ‘and’ in his tales. This paper is an attempt to examine the manner in which he has exploited this grammatical devise and assess the ways in which he has achieved the desired effect.
9) Wordsworth’s Poetry: Liberating Readers from Rigid Personas
Author(s):Mushtaq ur Rehmana, Nasir Jamal Khattakb a Department of English, Gomal University, D.I. Khan, Pakistan b Department of English & Applied Linguistics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

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All humans have the inherent ability to adjust themselves in the society in which they live. But in the blind pursuit of placing themselves elatedly in the outer world, they tend to forget as to who they really are. They dress up themselves in the masks of certain roles overtly. The result is that in order to be acceptable to the social norms and mores, they become what Jung would call persona-possessed; and thus they lose touch with the essential being. This paper is an attempt to read Wordsworth’s poetry as a way of liberating humans from their rigid personas in order to make them more efficient, productive, healthy and peaceful individuals of the society.
10) Man or Muse: Affinities in the Inspirational Roles of Rumi’s Shams and Blake’s Milton
Author(s):Sardar Muhammad Department of Management Sciences & Humanities, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology, Topi, Swabi, Pakistan

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The paper examines the characters of Jalal-ud-din Rumi’s Shams and William Blake’s Milton with reference to their contribution in the spiritual and poetic development of Rumi and Blake and to find out similarities in their inspirational roles. Zepetnek’s approach of inclusion has been followed to make functional comparison of both characters. The paper is focused on discovering affinities in two sections. At first, both characters are judged as spiritual inspiration and secondly, their inspirational function in poetic development of Rumi and Blake. It has been concluded that in spite of belonging to different languages, religious communities, and different historical periods both figures have performed almost identical role in the life of Jalal-ud-din Rumi and William Blake.

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