Indiana University Press (Bloomington, USA) publishes a semiannual scholarly journal, Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies (PJHS), for Khaldunia Centre for Historical Research. The first issue was published in Summer 2016. The journal aims to develop critical ideas on less explored and innovative themes in social, cultural, art, architectural, political and economic histories. Scholars engaged with current historical debates about any region and period can submit articles on a particular theme thus initiating a dialogue on theoretical and methodological issues. PJHS publishes reviews on significant new publications on the theme of the issue. By moving beyond the dualistic discourse on secularism vs theocracy, capitalism vs communism, traditionalism vs modernism, colonialism vs postcolonialism, meta-narrative vs micro-narrative, and so on, the journal aims to promote rigorous scholarship helpful in understanding our past and its contradictions.