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  • JINNAH: MYTH AND REALITY

    This book is not a biography, it is the author’s view of why Jinnah hailed as the best ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity ended up making a separate state in the subcontinent and what his views were on the future shape of Pakistan. Was Pakistan going to be a democratic state? What would be the role of religion in Pakistan? Was Pakistan the consequence of a millennial in stone or was it merely a counter-argument? The author attempts to answer these questions in the present work.
    ISBN: 9789694025605
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: YASSER LATIF HAMDANI

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  • THE FUTURE OF PAKISTAN

    “Because Pakistan is marinated in crisis, attention is riveted on the latest outrage, disaster, or calamity to occur in the country. The often-asked question following such events is whether they will push Pakistan over the edge, ‘edge’ being variously defined-at the minimum, as another military takeover; at the maximum, as the breakup of the state. The cover of this book, which features a puzzle, symbolizes the larger analytical problem: is Pakistan coming apart or is it being put together in some new order?” -STEPHEN P. COHEN in the Preface

    “Pakistan has witnessed the banning of a number of militant groups and the arrests and targeted killings of key al Qaeda and related militants… The results have backfired-and continue to backfire-on the Pakistani army, through both colossal casualties in the tribal areas and direct attacks against regional and national security forces and military headquarters.” -LAILA BOKHARI

    “There is no likelihood of a takeover of Pakistan by religious extremists. Pakistanis are a deeply religious people, but extremism is alien to their nature, and, as they have proven, their tolerance for the Taliban form of government is very low while their tolerance for suffering in the cause of ridding themselves of this scourge is very high.”-SHAUKAT QADIR

    “If the military does seek full power over the next five years, it will probably be in response to domestic instability so palpable that military rule would be welcomed by most of the public.”-MARVIN G. WEINGAUM

    “Too often people use the argument that tradition is largely responsible for Pakistan’s challenges in lowering its population growth rate. That is fallacious. The lack of priority given to female education, combined with the lack of priority given to developing sectors in the economy to support the economic empowerment of women, is fundamentally responsible.”-ANITA M. WEISS

    “[Pakistan] can go either way: decline and fragment or emerge as a functioning democracy and middle-level economy. However, Pakistan’s turnaround is not possible without internal determination to address the issues that afflict the state and society and international support to meet those challenges.”-HASAN ASKARI RIZVI
    ISBN: 9789694025575
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: STEPHEN P. COHEN

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  • STATE VANDALISM OF HISTORY IN PAKISTAN

    The book is an account of:

    How the state caused the loss and damaged heritage monuments and mounds.

    How an opportunity of having a natural history museum in district Chakwal was missed.

    How Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens were brought on the endangered world heritage list.

    How the state caused the extinction of the rare Mughal hydraulic system.

    How the rear wall of the Tomb of Jahangir was demolished to create a VVIP gate.

    Why Harappa and some more archaeological sites and historical buildings failed to appear on the World Heritage List.

    The state allocates Rs26 a day for the conservation, restoration and upkeep of heritage buildings.

    A complete list of World Heritage and protected national monuments, international and national laws governing the conservation and protecting heritage monuments and sites and the role of UNESCO is also part of the content of the book.
    ISBN: 9789694025544
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: Mahmood Zaman

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  • SARGOSHEIAN


    ISBN: 9789694025551
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ARUNDHATI ROY

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  • FIRST AID


    ISBN: 9789694025490
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: BARAYE (RESCUE 1122, HOSPITAL, NURSING, HANGAMI SURAT-E-HAL…)
    Author: SHAZIA IFTIKHAR KHAN

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  • EMPTY BELLIES, BROKEN DREAMS

    EMPTY BELLIES, BROKEN DREAMS

    In Pakistan, the face of food insecurity is an ugly one: Hungry mobs looting bakeries. Impoverished women and children trampled to death while scrambling for rice hand-outs. Food aid organizations blown up by extremists. Traumatized farmers and urban laborers, unable to feed their families, murdering their children or committing suicide. Destitute, hungry young men succumbing to the temptations of militancy. Approximately 80 million Pakistanis are hungry and 45 million malnourished. With drought-like conditions and serious water shortages routinely afflicting Pakistan, many farmers have been unable to produce enough crops to feed their families, much less to maintain their livelihoods. Other Pakistanis, displaced by military operations in the northwest and forced to leave standing harvests, have struggled to access food in teeming refugee camps or in the crowded homes of the relatives who have taken them in.

    The agricultural sector has long been neglected in Pakistan. As a result, outdated agricultural equipment has hampered crop productivity; poorly maintained roads have inhibited efficient food transport; and inadequate storage facilities have turned fresh produce into rot. Yet Pakistan’s history of food insecurity is not merely one of shortages, but also one of poor resource management, with food supplies not getting to the mouths that need them the most. The horrific flooding of 2010 has exacerbated this problem many times over. The challenges of bringing better food security to Pakistan are immense. Yet the stakes could not be higher. By 2050, the country’s total population could reach 335 million—nearly double the current population. Today’s statistics about food insecurity in Pakistan may seem staggering. Yet unless action is taken immediately, these figures could appear modest by comparison in several decades’ time. This volume offers fresh perspectives, from a variety of viewpoints, about one of Pakistan’s most pressing challenges.
    ISBN: 9789694025520
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: FOOD INSECURITY AND THE FUTURE OF PAKISTAN
    Author: MICHEAL KUGELMAN

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  • MILITARY, CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN PAKISTAN

    Using a political economy framework, this book examines issues related to the process of democratization, decentralisation, governance and civil society in Pakistan, in an historical and contemporary context. The book highlights social and structural transitions and transformations in economy and society, and shows how the emergence of new socio-economic groups and classes often come up against older and more established structures and institutions, resulting in conflict, contradiction and compromise. It provides a broad historical perspective of such developments, especially during the regime of General Pervez Musharraf (1999-2008). As such it is amongst the few serious evaluations of the political economy of the Musharraf years. A theme which recurs in many of the chapters relates to why there is prolonged military rule in Pakistan and why democracy has been unable to find its footings in Pakistan. An examination of the political process of 2007 leading up to the 2008 general elections and an examination of the role of political actors and of civil society forms an important core theme in this collection.

    Military, Civil Society and Democratization in Pakistan will interest a wide and diverse set of readers. Those interested in the economic, social and structural transformation of Pakistan’s society will find this book useful in understanding such trends and developments. Those who want to examine more typical and mainstream forms of democratization in a different, more dynamic, framework, looking at processes and how they unfold, will also benefit from this book.
    ISBN: 9789694025469
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: S AKBAR ZAIDI

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  • Pakistan: Social and Cultural Transformations in a Muslim Nation

    Muslim societies are presumed to be stagnant and resistant to change. Yet the reality is quite the contrary. Pakistan is a pivotal Muslim nation. It exemplifies the scope and direction of social change in a Muslim society. This book shows how modernization as well as Islamization are simultaneously acting as processes of social transformation in Pakistan, along with population growth, urbanization and economic development. It offers an insightful view into Pakistan, exploring the wide range of ethnic groups, the countryside and cities, religion and community, and popular culture and national identity. It concludes by discussing likely future social developments in Pakistan, engaging students and academics interested in Pakistan and multiculturalism. Overall, this book is a comprehensive examination of social and cultural forces in wanting to understand contemporary Pakistan and the Muslim world.
    ISBN: 9789694025452
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: Mohammad A. Qadeer

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  • ACHA MUSALMAN BURA MUSALMAN

    In this brilliant look at the rise of political Islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen?

    Mamdani dispels the idea of ‘good’ (secular, Westernized) and ‘bad’ (premodern, fanatical) Muslims, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities. The presumption that there are ‘good’ Muslims readily available to be split off from ‘bad’ Muslims masks a failure to make a political analysis of our times. This book argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America’s embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam. Mamdani writes with great insight about the Reagan years, showing America’s embrace of the highly ideological politics of ‘good’ against ‘evil’. Identifying militant nationalist governments as Soviet proxies in countries such as Nicaragua and Afghanistan, the Reagan administration readily backed terrorist movements, hailing them as the ‘moral equivalents’ of America’s Founding Fathers. The era of proxy wars has come to an end with the invasion of Iraq. And there, as in Vietnam, America will need to recognize that it is not fighting terrorism but nationalism, a battle that cannot be won by occupation.

    ‘Good Muslim, Bad Muslim’ is a provocative and important book that will profoundly change our understanding both of Islamist politics and the way America is perceived in the world today.
    ISBN: 9789694025537
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: Islam, Rayasat hai Muthada America aur Dehshat kay Khalaf Almi Jhang
    Author: Mehmood Mumdani

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  • SHAHEEN KI PERVAAZ

    Flight of the Falcon is about the spectacular episodes, trials and tribulations I had to face during my 28 years in the Pakistan Air Force. There is more in my story as it traverses through Pakistan’s misfortunes soon after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Au Jinnah. It begins with my encounter with the father of the nation, his unceremonious death followed by the murder of his legacy of unity. Ayub Khan’s mid-night coup was a violation of the role the Quaid-e-Azam had bequeathed on the armed forces. The domino effect of dictatorial rule by unprofessional generals with unflattering soldiering history and self seeking corrupt politicians has finally brought Pakistan to its knees. No lessons were learnt and history keeps punishing us. What a legacy for our children to inherit, for which the nation continues to pay a price. What will it take to change our course?

    Every year the 1965 war is celebrated remorselessly to keep under wraps the failures of our leadership at the time. I feel cheated and enraged at the loss of the many gallant men who were martyred believing they were fighting for a sacred cause. The 1971 war was a corollary to the 1965 war and the Kargil conflict followed in the same vein. Shallow personal interests were projected as national interests by dictators. All these wars and conflicts proved to be catastrophic for the economy and security of Pakistan. Were these conflicts avoidable? If not, why were they not planned and directed with professional dexterity? Why were no lessons learnt from each disaster? Such questions have hardly been addressed candidly from fear of retribution by the powers that be.

    Unfortunately, the armed forces have become punching bags for all the ills of the country. These are deceptive tactics to deflect our top leadership’s failures and corruption. The combat crews from the army, navy and especially the PAF have always fought with indomitable courage and sacrificed lives to save what was and is left of Pakistan. They continue to perform their duty to the nation every minute of the day and night as you and go about our daily lives.Who pushed us into the devastation of wars and what was the outcome is a moot point and will be the focus of my book. It is time that the history of our wars is re-written and the truth is told. The lessons need to be brought out for Pakistan’s survival. I feel it should be my legacy to leave behind a detailed account of not just the battles in which I fought, but the circumstances which led to these senseless conflicts and the leaders responsible for perpetrating them. In the end, the truth shall prevail.
    ISBN: 9789694025445
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: Aik Jung jo Hawabaaz ki Dastaan – 1965-1971 kay Jungi Haqaiq aur Hukmarano kay Raaz Faash Kerti hui
    Author: S Sajjad Haider

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  • Hydro Politics and Water Wars in South Asia

    Water is an important input to irrigated agriculture. In Pakistan unfortunately, it is fast becoming a diminishing resource due to many reasons including global warming. To meet present and future requirements, water should be conserved in the country at as many places as possible. However, politics of water is not allowing it to happen.

    Hydro-Politics in Indus River Basin by Iqtidar H. Siddiqui is a comprehensive commentary on the management and utilization of Indus River system waters both internationally and domestically and describes the Hydro-Political forces, which do not permit advancement in water sector in the country.

    The book infect gives a ‘wake-up call’ to the country in view of diminishing water resources, expected ‘water disaster’ due to climate change and hydro-political forces in the country.
    ISBN: 9789694025438
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: Iqtidar H. Siddiqui

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  • ISLANDS OF HOPE

    In the words of Dr Akther Hameed Khan:

    Idealism

    I hope that somehow, idealism is reborn… Idealists don’t live for their own benefit, but want to serve others. Where you have idealism, you have God’s blessings. Where you have good intentions, you have God’s blessings. When you work for others and have good intentions, progress is inevitable. Choose to serve God by doing good, honest work for other people rather than furthering malice by fulfilling your own selfish ambitions and greed.

    Sacrifice and hard work

    A nation has to be ready to work hard and make sacrifices if it wants to progress. The basic principle of development was summed up by Winston Churchill in his address to the British people, when he said: “I have nothing to promise you except blood, tears and sweat.” This is what our politicians should be telling us because our country is in a very precarious state. Instead they make us false promises…

    Role of the government

    The role of the people is more important than the role of the government. When Churchill was retired, people told him “you were a lion”. He replied: “No, I was not the lion. It was the nation that had the lion’s heart. My task was only to bring out the roar”. The government can do the big works – treatment plants, nullahs for sewerage, roads etc. – the rest the people will have to do themselves. And they should not take donor money for this work, either.

    Persistence

    There is only one way of working amongst the people and that is persistence. It is like a drop of water continuously falling on a stone and making a dent in it. People will cooperate whenever there is a meaningful activity…

    NGOs can’t reform the government

    NGOs can’t change the government, people can. There is a saying: “Our angels reflect the nature of our spirit”. After all, why is there not as much stealing going on in the government in a country like the USA? It is not that the American government officials are inherently more honest – it is just that the people there won’t let them steal and get away it. They will even kick out their president if he does something wrong. People will fix the government, not the NGOs.

    Institutions

    We have the same institutions as other countries – we also have universities, national airlines etc. Lyallpur Agriculture University and Chandigarh University were established at the same time – but look at the difference between them today. We also have the same parliamentary system as England, but their system works. It is not the question of the structure of institutions – it is of the people who run them. It is the people who have ruined the institutions.

    Reward

    If you expect material reward from this kind of work, you will fail. Don’t waste money either on unnecessary expenses. But if your approach is that of building an ashram or khanqua where one has to live simply and bear much suffering, but one is still determined not to lose hope, then you will succeed. You will attain your goals.
    ISBN: 9789694025421
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: Recollections of Dr Akhter Hameed Khan
    Compiled by the AHK Resource Centre
    Author: Dr Akhter Hameed Khan

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  • CUTTING EDGE PAF

    “Cutting Edge” is Air Chief Marshal M Anwar Shamim’s account of experiences in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). He writes from the vantage point of a former head of the service. The interesting aspect is that the account coincides with the emergence of Pakistan on world map as an independent entity. This makes the author’s story synonymous with the development of the nascent state. PAF is one national institution that can rightly claim an unblemished past, present and future. The author gives credit to the founding fathers for their visionary leadership and highlights the contributions of all key players who were instrumental in shaping the destiny of the aerial defenders. It is a story as much of equipment as it is of people; rather it presents a blending of the two. The author takes pride where pride is due but without any rancour or ill feeling. Herein we get to know ACM Shamim as a man and as a professional officer. Anecdotal in structure, the narrative is full of facts and we have a book available for consultation and study. It is a must-read for all.
    ISBN: 9789694025407
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: A Former Air Chief’s Reminiscences of a Developing Air Force
    Author: Air Chief Marshal M. Anwar Shamim (Retd)

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  • RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENTS IN PAKISTAN

    The paradox of General Musharrafs years in power was that he was a “liberal” ruler under whom Pakistan became a religious- extremist society. He advocated ‘enlightened moderation’ but was rebuffed by a people most in need of enlightenment and moderation. Terrorism flourished under him in the shape of new religious attitudes and as a reaction to his largely successful foreign policy that included cooperation with the United States in the war against terrorism and normalization of relations with India after his ‘Kargil blunder’ in 1999. He was probably the most creative handler of the Kashmir issue since independence but was unable or unwilling to counteract the jihadi organizations intent on undermining his governance. The surge of sectarian violence during his time was in no small measure owed to his use of ambivalence as a tool of policy. It is therefore an irony that violence and terrorism escalated in defiance of his liberal mission statement. This 1)00k records tins phenomenon and examines the mainsprings of General Musharrafs failure as a ruler. It thus also foreshadows and explains the chaos that has engulfed Pakistan’s resumed democracy after 2008.
    ISBN: 9789694025391
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: The Musharraf years – 1999-2008 – Vol 2
    Author: KHALED AHMED

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  • POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PAKISTAN

    General Musharraf was not as disliked in Pakistan in 1999, when he seized power, as he was in 2008 when he lost it. Before we bur him in history as vet another autocratic ruler, it is important to go back and see what he did right together with much that he did wrong. In some ways he was go 0(1 for Pakistan within the dictatorial paradigm of Pakistan because he was a ‘liberal’ ruler after a decade of General Zia ul Haq’s ‘religious’ rule. Pakistan has buried Zia in its archives of ‘dismissed’ dictators but remains conscious of the fact that much of what he imposed as Islamisation has been internalized by Pakistani society. Should this also be true of General Musharraf? Have we internalized some of the liberalisation that lie imposed on us This book makes a fair assessment of his foreign policy which was, by and large, successful, and his tolerance of women and the minorities, without sparing him for failing in some of the liberal reforms lie had undertaken, and his weakness vis-à-vis the jihadi organizations and the army he headed.
    ISBN: 9789694025384
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: The Musharraf years – 1999-2008 – Vol 1
    Author: KHALED AHMED

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  • CALLING A SPADE A SPADE

    His selected newspaper columns will make it plain that open mindedness coupled with a deep understanding of Pakistani history was all Minoo needed to soar above many of his compatriots in the realm of ideas and principles.
    ISBN: 9789694025339
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: SELECTED WRITINGS OF MINOO P. BHANDARA
    Author: Minoo P. Bhandara

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  • DARINDAY KI PEHCHAAN

    The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare, with great courage, passion and eloquence, by a mind that has engaged unhesitatingly with its changing realities, often anticipating the way things have moved in the last decade. In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between January 2001 and March 2008, Arundhati Roy examines the nature of state and corporate power as it has emerged during this period, and the shape that resistance movements are taking. As she speaks, among other things, about people displaced by dams and industry, the genocide in Gujarat, Maoist rebels, the war in Kashmir and the global War on Terror, she raises fundamental questions about democracy, justice and non-violent protest. Unabashedly political, this is also a deeply personal collection. Through the conversations, Arundhati talks about the necessity of taking a stand, as also the dilemma of guarding the private space necessary for writing in a world that demands urgent, unequivocal intervention. And in the final interview, she discusses with uncommon candour her ambiguous feelings about success and both the pressures and the freedom that come with it.
    ISBN: 9789694025360
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: Conversations with Arundhati Roy
    Author: Arundhati RoyTranslated into Urdu by Shafqat Tanveer Mirza

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  • FLIGHT OF THE FALCON

    Flight of the Falcon is about the spectacular episodes, trials and tribulations I had to face during my 28 years in the Pakistan Air Force. There is more in my story as it traverses through Pakistan’s misfortunes soon after the death of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Au Jinnah. It begins with my encounter with the father of the nation, his unceremonious death followed by the murder of his legacy of unity. Ayub Khan’s mid-night coup was a violation of the role the Quaid-e-Azam had bequeathed on the armed forces. The domino effect of dictatorial rule by unprofessional generals with unflattering soldiering history and self seeking corrupt politicians has finally brought Pakistan to its knees. No lessons were learnt and history keeps punishing us. What a legacy for our children to inherit, for which the nation continues to pay a price. What will it take to change our course?

    Every year the 1965 war is celebrated remorselessly to keep under wraps the failures of our leadership at the time. I feel cheated and enraged at the loss of the many gallant men who were martyred believing they were fighting for a sacred cause. The 1971 war was a corollary to the 1965 war and the Kargil conflict followed in the same vein. Shallow personal interests were projected as national interests by dictators. All these wars and conflicts proved to be catastrophic for the economy and security of Pakistan. Were these conflicts avoidable? If not, why were they not planned and directed with professional dexterity? Why were no lessons learnt from each disaster? Such questions have hardly been addressed candidly from fear of retribution by the powers that be.

    Unfortunately, the armed forces have become punching bags for all the ills of the country. These are deceptive tactics to deflect our top leadership’s failures and corruption. The combat crews from the army, navy and especially the PAF have always fought with indomitable courage and sacrificed lives to save what was and is left of Pakistan. They continue to perform their duty to the nation every minute of the day and night as you and go about our daily lives.Who pushed us into the devastation of wars and what was the outcome is a moot point and will be the focus of my book. It is time that the history of our wars is re-written and the truth is told. The lessons need to be brought out for Pakistan’s survival. I feel it should be my legacy to leave behind a detailed account of not just the battles in which I fought, but the circumstances which led to these senseless conflicts and the leaders responsible for perpetrating them. In the end, the truth shall prevail.
    ISBN: 9789694025261
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: Demolishing myths of Indo-Pak wars 1965 & 1971 – Story of a Fighter Pilot (Revised Third Edition)
    Author: S Sajad Haider

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  • KASHMIRIYAT


    ISBN: 9789694025377
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: SUFI-BHAKTI-RISHI SAKAFAT KA IMTEJAZ
    Author: MADANJEET SINGH

     995
  • POEMS BY FAIZ

    Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Urdu poet of social realism by Estelle Dryland. The task of a translator, of works composed in a language unrelated to his own is to capture at least an echo of the original, adapt and absorb it into his own language while effectively adhering to the laws of the pre-existing text. In this work, an attempt has been made to capture and appropriate the spirit of a different land and a different language with the aim of reproducing this spirit in a form which will effectively reveal the rich cultural and history of that land, and more specifically of Urdu poetry to Australian and New Zealand readers. The question may well be posed: how is it possible for a female citizen of an ostensibly secular, multi-cultural country, which in its own particular complexity, blends a forty thousand year history of aboriginal inhabitants with a two hundred year history of European settlement, to attempt to interpret the work of a male poet, born against the background of a turbulent, polytheistic, oppressive, imperialist-dominated Indian subcontinent, and whose orientation was to be dislocated following Partition? The answer is believed by the author to lie in the transcendence of social and geographical limitations by a commonness of human experience – related instincts which cut across cultural boundaries, plus in some form of intellectual affinity with the poet, in this case Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

    An Introduction to the Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz by IMDAD HUSAIN FAIZ AHMED FAIZ (1911-1984), poet, teacher, editor, freedom fighter, dramatist, critic, progressive writer and Lenin Peace Prize recipient, was the author of eight collections of poems in Urdu and is considered one of the great poets of the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. He was no mere ‘dreamer of dreams’. Great poets like Faiz are warriors and act as the conscience in their times. Countries have frontiers but the war against slavery and exploitation has no frontier. Faiz espoused the cause of freedom in Pakistan, and for the peoples of the world. He ranks with poets like Pablo Neruda, Nizam Hikmat and Louis Aragon. His poetry, rich with the classical blood of Ghalib and lqbal, acquired a characteristic hue and he excelled in both the nazm and ghazal form, blazing a trail of love and revolution. This is the first English language study to be published anywhere of the poetry of Faiz and a critical appreciation of his life and times.

    The Life and Works of Saadat Hassan Manto

    Another Lonely Life by Leslie Fleming, Tahir Naqvi, is the first full-length study of the life and works of Manto to appear in the thirty years since his death. Considering that he was amongst the foremost of the Urdu short story writers associated with the Progressive Writers Movement as well as a powerful influence on the current generation of Urdu writers, it was time indeed to remedy this literary situation.


    ISBN: W4005
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: V. G. KIERNAN

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