Muhammed Kavesh (Australia)

Muhammad Kavesh is a cultural anthropologist undertaking his PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra. His interest in human-animal relationships emerged from his Master’s ethnography (2009) on pigeon flyers in Pakistan. Since then he has co-authored four journal articles and one book chapter on different issues related to Pakistani culture. Before commencing his PhD at the Australian National University, he worked in different international non-government organisations in Islamabad. In his PhD project, he is examining how animals are animating human lives in the Pakistani Punjab, and what human-animal relationships – as examined through different sporting activities (pigeon flying, cockfighting, and dogfighting) – can tell us about the transformation of Pakistani value system.


Recent Publications

  • “Education System in Pakistan and Sustainable Human Resource Development” in the book “Education for Sustainable Development” edited by Rajarshi Roy, Shipra Publications 2014. ISBN 9788175417434
  • ‘On Exchange Marriage; Wata Sata Marriage System in Southern Punjab, Pakistan’, ‘Indian Anthropologist’, The Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society, Delhi, India. Vol. 42, No. 2, Pp. 35-50, December 2012.
  • “Constructing and deconstructing the discourse of Religion in Pakistan’s Political Culture: An Anthropological Inquiry”, Journal of Social Anthropology, Vol. 8, Issue 1-2, Pp. 119-133, Serial Publications. 2011