Sheila Paine, an embroidery expert, journeyed through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, the Black Sea coast and Bulgaria in search of an ancient embroidery pattern. Travelling alone, in remote and sometimes dangerous country, she had many extraordinary adventures: she was smuggled out of Afghanistan by a group of Mujahadeen, and concealed under a burka, and travelled through Iran in purdah, looking at the embroideries of the Zorastrians and unexpectedly finding the pattern among a primitive tribe, where women wear red masks. Sheila Paine writes about her adventures and especially about the people. ISBN: 0140179305 Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA Subtitle: TRAVELS FROM THE HINDU KUSH TO RAZGRAD Author: SHEILA PAINE
The opening volume of Morris’s “Pax Britannica Trilogy,” this richly detailed work traces the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne in 1837 to the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
ISBN: 0156027747 – Paperback Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF ISBN: 0156027747 Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF Subtitle: AN IMPERIAL PROGRESS Author: JAN MORRIS
In this compelling study Dorothy McMenamin recovers the histories of Anglo-Indians in what would become Pakistan and traces the trajectories of individuals and families into the post-independence world. Grounded in an absorbing series of oral histories, McMenamin’s narrative is full of human drama and complexity. It offers a bold challenge to the strong emphasis on colonial power and racial hierarchies in recent work, forwarding a counter-reading enriched by her own deep personal knowledge of this community within Pakistan and in the Anglo-Indian diaspora ISBN: 9789694026497 Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS Subtitle: INTERROGATING RELIGION AND CULTURE THROUGH THE LENS OF ORAL HISTORIES Author: DOROTHY MCMENAMIN