UW Journal of Social Sciences 2023-12-29T04:01:07+00:00 Dr. Jamil Ahmed Open Journal Systems <div> <p align="justify">The UW Journal of Social Sciences offers a blend of experiences to young researchers, educationists and academicians to express and publish their original and genuine unpublished work. The journal provides a platform for academicians and policy makers to foster new paradigms in the field of Education and social sciences.</p> <p align="justify">With broader scope and interdisciplinary approaches UW Journal of Social Sciences (UWJSS) seeks to add to debates in the wider range of disciplines. It promotes research through contributions from multiple disciplines with diverse methodologies and theoretical frameworks. It welcomes research articles which cover broader areas of social and humanities sciences. Such articles should employ rigorous and innovative research methods, diverse perspectives and critical thinking.</p> </div> <div> <p align="justify">Manuscripts from the following branches of social sciences can be submitted to the UW Journal of Social Sciences: Education, Economics, History, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Political Science, International Relations, Mass Communication and Sociology.</p> <p align="justify">The journal considers following types of scholarly work for publication in the field of Social Sciences:</p> <ol> <li>Empirical research articles</li> <li>Theoretical Articles/ Review articles (Meta-Analysis)</li> <li>Commentaries</li> <li>Research Notes</li> </ol> </div> Dimensions of Tarbiya in Seerat un Nabi : Inculcating Socio-Moral Values in Children from Childhood to Puberty 2023-12-13T15:27:09+00:00 Inayat Ul Haq Qurashi Tahir Ashraf kalyar advocate <p>Moral and social development of an individual is one of the important aims of education. This paper presented the inculcation of social and moral values in children from early age to puberty. The study was basically done by focusing on the Prophetic methodology of Tarbiyah. For clear understanding, the author divided the children into two age groups: 1) early age to seven years 2) seven years to puberty. The author addressed some important questions related to the moral and social development including a) why moral and social development of children is important b) which socio-moral values should be inculcated in the children c) what is guidance in Seerat-ul-Nabi to inculcate these moral values d) which measures need to be taken for the moral and social transformation of children e) which factors cause problems in avoiding the moral and social development f) who are the stakeholders and responsible to nurture children morally and socially. The author tried to respond these questions by seeking guidance from the Tarbiyah methodology of Holy Prophet PBUH. In the light of cited literature and drawn conclusion, the author also recommended some suggestions to make research applied and practical. Qualitative cum experimental methodology was employed in this academic work.</p> <p><strong>Key words</strong>: Islamic values, Tarbiyah, morality, social values, children</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Social Sciences Social lives of transgender at Bari Imam: Perspectives and Challenges 2023-11-10T06:16:22+00:00 Muhammad Anjum Saeed Rehman Ali <p>This study illuminates the challenges faced by the Trans Dresses (Hijra) community in Pakistan. It delves into the community’s daily challenges, offering a fresh perspective on their experiences beyond the typical narrative of poverty. The study brings insight through the lens of social and cultural anthropology. The data was collected using ethnographic research methods, such as participant observation and in-depth interviews, in the vicinity of the Bari Imam Islamabad, Pakistan. Ultimately, this study significantly contributes towards understanding the Eunuchs/Trans Dresses (Hijra) community from a social and gender perspective.</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Social Sciences Analysis of Idiomatic Translation Problems: A Case of Government Colleges at Baloch AJ&K, Pakistan 2023-12-26T07:43:59+00:00 Shabana Azad Dr Muhammad Asghar Ali Dr. Arshad Mehmood <p class="p1">The present study aims to explore the idiomatic translation problems faced by Boys and Girl of Intermediate</p> <p class="p1">students at Intermediate Colleges in Baloch, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. This study employs Baker’s (1992)</p> <p class="p1">proposed strategies mentioned in Owji (2013) for translating idioms. Both qualitative and quantitative research</p> <p class="p1">approaches were used for data analysis. The researchers selected the sample of eighty (80) students randomly from</p> <p class="p1">the total population of one hundred and sixty (160) students. Eight lecturers were also selected for interviews. The</p> <p class="p1">test was consisted of twenty (20) English idiomatic statements chosen to translate into Urdu and informal open-</p> <p class="p1">ended questions were framed for interviews. The findings showed that, in translation test, wrong translations were</p> <p class="p1">the most prominent, while the acceptable translations were proved to be least prominent errors. The literal</p> <p class="p1">translation achieved the highest error frequency, whereas paraphrasing achieved the lowest error frequency. The</p> <p class="p1">main causes of mistranslations were: students’ unfamiliarity with the target language and its culture, and had little</p> <p class="p1">awareness of the appropriate translation strategies.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Key words:</strong> Idiomatic translation problems, Urdu and English languages, Baloch AJ&amp;K, Pakistan</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Social Sciences Daring Foreign Policy Initiatives of Narendra Modi and the China Factor 2023-11-08T06:54:46+00:00 Humera Iqbal <p class="p1">Abstract</p> <p class="p2">Since Narendra Modi became prime minister, India’s foreign policy has undergone drastic changes from the</p> <p class="p2">traditionally run Nehruvian style. Modi’s foreign policy is aptly described as active and pragmatic, with a clear</p> <p class="p2">manifestation to achieve goals of making India greatest power by elevating its’s global stature and to have influential</p> <p class="p2">voice on global matters of concerns. Modi established his own foreign policy rules and opted for multi-alignment by</p> <p class="p2">joining various multilateral and minilateral alliances. Modi’s initiatives are focused on competing and countering China</p> <p class="p2">for which it has divided its foreign policy into different forms of partnerships, like with the US, to acquire strategic</p> <p class="p2">strength. The paper looks into different initiatives Modi government took to counterbalance China, and how successful</p> <p class="p2">his policies have been for India.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Keyword:</strong> Fast-track diplomacy, Indo-Pacific Strategy, Make in India, Partnership, Para diplomacy, Multilateralism,</p> <p class="p2">Minilateralism</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Social Sciences LACK AND DESIRE IN WALKER'S NOVEL THE COLOR PURPLE: A POSTMODERN STUDY 2023-12-22T07:21:45+00:00 Rabia Ijaz <p class="p2">This paper explores the dimensions of lack and desire in the characters of the Color Purple. The dimensions are</p> <p class="p2">individual or psychological and historical lack. The result mentions that there are multiple reasons for the Lack that one</p> <p class="p2">can see in the characters of the novel. In the context of structuralism, Lacan made some significant contributions to</p> <p class="p2">defining the unconscious and formulating the concept of desire. Lacan describes desire as a state of loss when</p> <p class="p2">discussing the complexity of desire. The research findings that how the idea of lack is linked to the idea of desire and</p> <p class="p2">the idea of desire is related to lack. Firstly, individual or psychological lack could be seen through the actions and</p> <p class="p2">behavior of the characters. Celie, the protagonist in the novel, went through physical or psychological violence firstly by</p> <p class="p2">her father and then by her husband. Her lack can be seen when she internalizes everything that happened to her and</p> <p class="p2">thinks she is worthless. &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;Acts in a way that betrays a lack of understanding, kindness, and respect for other</p> <p class="p2">people, especially the ladies in his life. He is shown as being bossy and manipulative towards his wife and as being</p> <p class="p2">physically and sexually abusive towards his daughter Celie throughout the entire novel. Secondly, historical lack led to</p> <p class="p2">the character in the novel. This research has discovered Walker's novel from the Lacan point of view. It starts with the</p> <p class="p2">fall of the characters and then their growth. In this research, all the dimensions and reasons have been discussed</p> <p class="p2">clearly. This research has discovered Walker's novel from the Lacan point of view. It starts with the fall of the characters</p> <p class="p2">and then their growth. In this research, all the dimensions and reasons have been discussed clearly.</p> <p class="p2"><strong><span class="s1">Key words:</span></strong> African American history, rape, racial discrimination, Lacan, lack, incest and desire, and subject, self-</p> <p class="p2">realization.</p> 2023-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 UW Journal of Social Sciences