Islam The paper intends to address the fundamental
question that whether the movement for cultural revival in
Sindh during the One-Unit period was a surrogate effort for the
achievement of political goals or it was an effort by the Sindhi intelligentsia
to protect Sindhi culture against the government's patronized onslaught of
foreign cultures and to ensure the survival of cultural personality of
indigenous Sindhis. The abolishment of Sindh's provincial status in 1955 to
create a unified province of West Pakistan, also called as One-Unit, had
triggered a campaign in Sindh to regain the provincial status. The political
environment was not permissible for any overt political agitation, so a
vigorous campaign for cultural revival spearheaded by the intelligentsia and
educated youth emerged with vigor. The study focuses on investigating the
goals and objectives of the movement by qualitative analysis of data and
concludes that the movement endeavoured to protect and strengthen the
distinctive cultural personality of indigenous Sindhis within Pakistan.
1-Sultan Mubariz Khan : Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science & IR, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Misbah Shaheen : Lecturer, Department of Political Science & IR, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Jawad Hashmi : Lecturer, Department of Political Science & IR, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.