Articles for author: Asma Akhtar

Asma Akhtar

A digital painting by Saeeda Bibi

Banadi Shehak: the first Baloch woman to lead a battle

By Asma Akhtar and Imrana Rasheed Whenever history recalls feminine courage, women’s heroic contribution and their unchallenged determination, Banadi Rind appears as an epitome. Banadi belongs to a Baloch tribe of warriors: the Rinds. According to Balochistan ke Qabahil by Manzoor Bukhari, Rind is a Persian word, which means “brave”.  According to some legends, Rinds ...