About PUCIT Digital Archives of Zamindar

Maulana Sirajuddin Ahmed, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan’s father, launched Zamindar as a weekly magazine from Lahore in January 1903.

As the name indicates, it was initially intended to discuss the issues of farmers and landowners. Maulana Sirajuddin moved the newspaper to Karamabad in district Wazirabad in June 1903. After the death of his father in 1909, Maulana Zafar Ali Khan started the publication of the newspaper from Lahore on May 1, 1911. It eventually became a daily Urdu newspaper of immense historical importance to the Muslim India. The PUCIT Digital Archives of Zamindar project started in 2011 with the initial idea to digitize a few historically important editions of Zamindar. However, with time, we undertook the task of digitizing all editions of this historical newspaper available in the University of the Punjab archives. Currently, its digital editions are available from October 1921 to April 1926 with the exception of those that were missing in the University archives. The Index shows year wise lists of the currently available editions online. In the years to come, we intend to continue to add the missing editions to this digital library.

Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Principal PUCIT, thanks the following people involved in the development of PUCIT Digital Archives:
Muhammad Hamid Ch, Assistant Professor
Muhammad Asim Siddique, Webmaster
Sohaib Anwar, Junior Software Engineer

Fiza Khalid, Web Designer
Saba Nawaz, MSc GIS Fall 2009
Mehwish Arif, MSc GIS Fall 2009
Nudrat Babar, MSc GIS Fall 2009
Bushra Bhatti, MSc GIS Fall 2010

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