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  • IMRAN KHAN

    During last decade’s upsurge in the fortunes of populist politics in numerous countries, Imran Khan emerged as its central figure in Pakistan. Globally, Khan never became as prominent in this context as his populist contemporaries such as Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson and Viktor Orbán. But he was very much a product of the populist wave that began to sweep across various regions from 2010 onwards. In Imran Khan: Myth of the Pakistani Middle-Class, Nadeem Farooq Paracha explores the political, social and historical factors that led to Khan’s rise and his eventful fall as a politician. In so doing, Paracha also scrutinises the political and social dynamics of Khan’s core constituency, the urban middle-classes. He demonstrates how these classes have continued to sabotage their own political interests due to their stubborn search for ‘strongmen.’
    ISBN: 9789694026596
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: MYTH OF THE PAKISTANI MIDDLE-CLASS
    Author: NADEEM FAROOQ PARACHA

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  • THE SPY CHRONICLES

    SOME TIME in 2016, a series of dialogues took place which set out to find a meeting ground, even if only an illusion, between A.S. Dulat and Asad Durrani. One was a former chief of RAW, India s external intelligence agency, the other of ISI, its Pakistani counterpart. As they could not meet in their home countries, the conversations, guided by journalist Aditya Sinha, took place in cities like Istanbul, Bangkok and Kathmandu. On the table were subjects that have long haunted South Asia, flashpoints that take lives regularly. It was in all ways a deep dive into the politics of the subcontinent, as seen through the eyes of two spymasters.

    Among the subjects: Kashmir, and a missed opportunity for peace; Hafiz Saeed and 26/11; Kulbhushan Jadhav; surgical strikes; the deal for Osama bin Laden; how the US and Russia feature in the India-Pakistan relationship; and how terror undermines the two countries attempts at talks.

    When the project was first mooted, General Durrani laughed and said nobody would believe it even if it was written as fiction. At a time of fraught relations, this unlikely dialogue between two former spy chiefs from opposite sides a project that is the first of its kind may well provide some answers.
    ISBN: 9789694026442
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: RAW, ISI AND THE ILLUSION OF PEACE
    Author: LT. GEN. (R) EX – ISI CHIEF ASAD DURRANI

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  • HONOUR AMONG SPIES

    In May 2018, a book was published that set off a perfect storm in the intelligence circles in the subcontinent, and made people in the spy community sit up around the world. What made The Spy Chronicles unusual was that two of its authors, A.S. Dulat and Asad Durrani, co-writing with journalist Aditya Sinha, had headed their respective spy agencies — Dulat had been chief of India’s RAW, and Lt Gen. Durrani of Pakistan’s ISI.

    More remarkably, these former chiefs of two of the most powerful spy agencies in the world, which were also bitter rivals, discussed the necessity for peace and how the relationship between their two countries could be improved. The fallout of the book would result in Lt Gen. Durrani, a man who has been spoken of as one of the clearest and sharpest thinkers to head the ISI, being put on the exit control list and having his pension revoked.

    Honour Among Spies is a fictional account of a spy who is sent out into the cold, but one that reflects all too accurately the predicament of a distinguished officer fighting to protect his reputation. Woven into the novel is a throwback to another famous incident the raid on Osama bin Laden, about whose hideaway and the raid itself Lt Gen. Durrani had made some prescient comments. These and other elements come together in this taut battle of wits that takes forward, in a way, the narrative of The Spy Chronicles.
    ISBN: 9789694026435
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: LT. GEN. (R) EX – ISI CHIEF ASAD DURRANI

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  • JINNAH

    Mohammad Ali Jinnah has been both celebrated and reviled for his role in the Partition of India, and the controversies surrounding his actions have only increased since his death. Ishtiaq Ahmed places Jinnah’s actions under intense scrutiny to ascertain the Quaid-i-Azam’s successes and failures, and the meaning and significance of his legacy. Using a wealth of contemporary records and archival material, he traces Jinnah’s journey from an Indian nationalist to a Muslim communitarian, and then from a Muslim nationalist to, finally, Pakistan’s all-powerful head of state. How did the ambassador of Hindu Muslim unity become the inflexible votary of the two-nation theory? Did Jinnah envision Pakistan as a theocratic state? What was federalism? Asking these crucial questions his position on Mahatma Gandhi and against the backdrop of the turbulent struggle against British colonialism, Jinnah is a path-breaking examination of one of the most controversial figures of the twentieth century.
    ISBN: 9789694026329
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: HIS SUCCESSES, FAILURES AND ROLE IN HISTORY
    Author: ISHTIAQ AHMED

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  • JINNAH SEY ZIA TAK


    ISBN: 9789694026244
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MUHAMMAD MUNIR

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  • PAKISTANI TAREKH KA QATAL


    ISBN: 9789694026251
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: KHURSHEED KAMAL AZIZ

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  • BHUTTO: A POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY

    Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto came from a wealth family of feudal landowners in Sind. Although west-ernized by education in the United States and in England, he became the champion of the Third World when he was appointed the youngest Foreign Minister in Asia in 1962.

    Disillusioned with his one-time mentor, President Ayub Khan, he orchestrated civilian demonstrations which toppled him from power. A skillful and sophisticated politician, he nevertheless failed to prevent (and some say le even provoked) the bloodbath which led to the secession of Bangladesh.

    He assumed power in the aftermath of the debacle, and swept the general elections in West Pakistan with a slogan of ‘iroti kapara makan’ ‘food, clothes and shelter’. Bhutto’s regime, which began with so much promise, eventually fell to an army coup amid charges of violence and oppression. His trail, which lasted nearly two years, caused world-wide sensation. In spite of pleas for clemency from many heads of state, he was hanged on 4 April 1979.

    His courage in the face of death made him a martyr whose shadow will fall on the politics of Pakistan for years of come. Salmaan Taseer’s political biography provides unique insight into this dramatic career and into the political structure of Pakistan. The author interviewed Bhutto on several occasions and reveals hitherto unknown facts about his rise and fall, and provides an ac-count of intrigue, feudalism, populism and religion which is highly relevant to what is happening in Pakistan today.
    ISBN: 9789694026084
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SALMAAN TASEER

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  • FROM JINNAH TO ZIA

    This book “does not claim to be a history of Pakistan-. Its less ambitious format is defined as being “a part of that history namely- the ideological and geographical changes in Pakistan”

    The author maintains that the Quaid-i-Azam never used the words “ideology of Pakistan” laying emphasis on Quaid’s speech of August II, 1947, to prove that’. the pattern of government which the Quaid-i-Azam had in mind was a secular, democratic government-. The scene, however, changed with Liaqat Ali Khan’s objective resolution, which the author contrast with the Quaid’s vision of Pakistani Polity, pointing out five points of difference involving question of sovereignty God or people,; the existence and non existence of religious minorities in Pakistan.

    Mr. Munir points out how the Taxation system of the early days of Islam cannot be adopted in TOTO and its original form to cope with the needs of a modern state. The view that everything is possible provided it is not contrary to the Quran and Sunnah alone can save these taxes, because in the Quran and Hadis there is nothing against most of them. But in that case you will have to say good-bye to the claim that Niazam-i-Mustafa or Quran and Sunnah provide solutions of everything under the sun…

    The most controversial Book of the year
    ISBN: 9789694026022
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: FAILURE OF LAW OF NECESSITY
    Author: MUHAMMAD MUNIR

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  • PAKISTAN KA TASAWAR


    ISBN: 9789694025148
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: STEPHEN PHILIP COHEN

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  • PAKISTAN: FAUJ AUR MULAON KAY DERMINYAN

    ‘A well – written and authoritative account from someone who knows Pakistani politics from the inside’.

    Peter Bergen, CNN Terrorism Analyst and author of the bestselling Holy War Inc; Inside the Secret World of Osama Bin Laden

    ‘We are in Husain Haqqani’s debt for providing an authoritative account of the linkages between Pakistan’s powerful Islamists and its professional army. He conclusively demonstrates that these ties are long-standing, complex and very troubling. This brilliantly researched and written book should be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand this increasingly important state’.

    Stephen p. Cohen, Brookings Institution,

    Author of The Idea of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army
    Husain Haqqani’s Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military analyzes the origins of the relationships between Islamism groups and Pakistan’s military, and explores Pakistan’s quest for identity and security. Tracing how Pakistan’s military has sought U.S. support by making itself useful for concerns of the moment – while continuing to strengthen the mosque – military alliance within the country – Haqqani offers an alternative view of political developments in Pakistan since the country’s independence in 1947.
    ISBN: 9789694025131
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: HUSAIN HAQQANI

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