‘As a public intellectual, I. A. Rehman devoted his whole life to the cause of oppressed classes. Besides campaigning against religious extremism and the violation of human rights, he actively participated in democratic movements, generating political consciousness in Pakistan and beyond. His work (and this memoir) is worth remembering in the days to come.’
Dr Mubarak Ali, Historian and Author.
‘This book is a testament to how a seemingly modest man lived and sneaked his way to the status of a legend.’
Amin Mughal, Scholar, Activist and Journalist.
‘As a young man, I. A. Rehman experienced the hopeful tumult of national liberation. For the next seven decades, he stood shoulder-to-shoulder with all those who sought to keep the dream of decolonisation alive. This memoir is a must-read for young people on the left today, a reminder that revolutionary humanism can and must be sustained unflinchingly for as long as one lives.’
Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, Academic, Political Organiser and Author.
‘Rehman Sahib had the ability, like my father, to be at ease across generations. Witty, compassionate and a man with infinite patience, he would engage with unknown young people as much as his known contemporaries. What also astonished me was his ability to comment on the latest developments in art, poetry, theatre, medicine and constitutional law. His vision was far-reaching and always attendant to life around us. This memoir is a beautiful glimpse into the life of South Asia’s iconic thinker, journalist and activist.’
Salima Hashmi, Painter and Artist
‘I was introduced to I. A. Rahman by his associate and admirer and my good friend Amin Mughal. Rahman Sahib’s track record as a legendary human rights campaigner and eminent journalist had made me curious about him. His balanced and dispassionate analysis of politics in Pakistan was invaluable. Every time he visited London, a meeting with him was a must. He was the toast of Indian progressives and diplomats who had served in Islamabad. To obtain an insight into his fascinating life, lucidly told in his own words, is as refreshing as it was conversing with him.’
Ashis Ray, formerly editor-at-large of CNN
AUTHOR: I. A. REHMAN
ISBN: 9789697834617 Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS Subtitle: A MEMOIR Author: I. A. REHMAN
Whether they?ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle?s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson?s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator?s life will capture the imaginations of the legions of readers who live and breathe the technocentric world Jobs created.
Told through a combination of black-and-white illustrations and handwritten text, this fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, the man who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones, and more.
Jobs?s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents? garage and eventually became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we can?t live without. Through it all, he was an overbearing and demanding perfectionist, both impossible and inspiring. Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland?s engaging biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.
AUTHOR: JESSIE HARTLAND ISBN: 9780857988560 Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INDIA Subtitle: INSANELY GREAT Author: JESSIE HARTLAND
Praised as a “revelatory” book by “The Wall Street Journal,” this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death. The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, “Fallen Leaves” is the distilled wisdom of one of the world’s greatest minds, a man with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. Over the course of Durant’s career he received numerous letters from “curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate.” With “Fallen Leaves,” his final book, he at last accepted their challenge. In twenty-two short chapters, Durant addresses everything from youth and old age to religion, morals, sex, war, politics, and art. “Fallen Leaves” is “a thought-provoking array of opinions” (“Publishers Weekly”), offering elegant prose, deep insights, and Durant’s revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species. In Durant’s singular voice, here is a message of insight for everyone who has ever sought meaning in life or the counsel of a learned friend while navigating life’s journey.
AUTHOR: WILL DURANT
ISBN: 9781476771557 Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER Subtitle: LAST WORDS ON LIFE, LOVE, WAR AND GOD Author: WILL DURANT