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  • THE MIRAGE OF POWER

    Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, brilliant orator, astute politician and statesman, autocrat and a man of the people, is remembered as much for his death by execution as for his extraordinary life.

    The six years, from 1971 to 1977, that Bhutto led Pakistan from a defeated and demoralized country to a proud, dynamic and rehabilitated nation, are recorded and assessed by one of his closest associates, Dr. Mubashir Hasan.

    In this book, Dr. Mubashir Hasan presents an insider?s account of the Bhutto years. As a member and Secretary General of the Pakistan People?s Party, and Minister of Finance in Bhutto?s Cabinet, the author was a close observer of the power struggle that raged within the inner sanctums of the party.

    For the very first time, he reveals details of the tragic shift of state power from the leadership of the people to the traditional military-bureaucratic Establishment. He also writes about the factors that contributed to Bhutto?s fall from an adored leader of the people to an isolated, lonely, and defeated man, executed by his own chosen military leader.
    ISBN: 9789696520627
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: AN INQUIRY INTO THE BHUTTO YEARS 1971-1977
    Author: DR. MUBASHIR HASAN

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  • THE ESSENCE OF RUMI’S MASNEVI

    The Essence of Rumi’s Masnevi It is a remarkable research in English on Rumi that covers the period in which Rumi lived and the teachings of Rumi’s father,his disciple Brurhaneddin Tirmizi and Rumi’s Master Shams. This is a very rare book written by Professor Turkmen a naturalized Turkish citizen on the life and works of the Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi. The book covers the usual biography of Rumi, his family, his teachers and his works before them covering translation and commentary of Rumi?s most famous works, The Masnavi. An important contribution to Masnevi studies was done by Erkan Turkman. It includes several introductory chapters with much new information. The body of the work contains excerpts from the Masnevi in Persian script, each of which is followed by two short paragraphs in English: the first is not a word-forword literal translation, but part translation and part paraphrase of the verses. The second paragraph in each selection gives some relevant explanations, drawn from commentaries in Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Urdu, and English. It is an excellent book that should be on the book shelf of any student of the teachings of Rumi or of Persian or Turkish literature.
    ISBN: 9789698455019
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: INCLUDING HIS LIFE AND WORKS
    Author: DR. ERKAN TURKMEN

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  • PAKISTAN’S WARRIOR PRINCESS BENAZIR BHUTTO: FROM MY HEART


    ISBN: 9789699739989
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle:
    Author: SARIA BENAZIR

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  • POINTS OF ENTRY

    Pakistan is more than the sum of its news-making parts. In these marvellous essays on history, politics and society, cultural critic Nadeem Farooq Paracha upturns various reductive readings of the country by revealing its multi-layered reality. With wit and insight, he investigates past events and their implications for modern-day society.

    Thus, one piece explores how and why Mohenjo-daro has been neglected as a historical site, and another examines how Muhammad-bin-Qasim, who briefly invaded Sindh in 713 CE, has come to be lionised as the original founder of Pakistan. There is a story about a Pakistani Jimi Hendrix who plays the guitar like a dream and also one about a medieval emperor who lives on in the swear words of a Punjabi peasant. There are essays on Pakistani pop music, on Afro-Pakistanis and on how Jhuley Lal came to be more than just a folk deity for Sindhi immigrants in India.
    ISBN: 9.7897E+12
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: ENCOUNTERS AT THE ORIGIN-SITES OF PAKISTAN
    Author: NADEEM FAROOQ PARACHA

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  • UNRAVELLING GORDIAN KNOTS

    Unravelling Gordian Knots explores the life and times of Dr. Ishrat Husain, from his earliest days in a refugee camp in newly made Pakistan to his impactful tenures in the civil services, World Bank, State Bank of Pakistan, academia and institutional reform. A sweeping story, the biography touches upon the key moments in Pakistan?s history as told through the eyes of Dr. Ishrat Husain who served as Governor of State Bank and also other notables drawn from Pakistan?s politics and industry and the institutions Dr. Ishrat Husain has contributed to. As a high-ranking civil servant Dr. Ishrat Husain is an eyewitness to such epochal episodes as the separation East Pakistan and while at the World Bank he saw firsthand the economic struggles of African nations and countries formerly in the Soviet Union. Later he led Pakistan?s economic recovery in the 2000s and for past two decades has been involved in reform of the country?s public and private institutions. A savant and celebrated economist, Dr. Ishrat Husain has left his mark on several institutions. Currently Dr. Ishrat Husain is the Minister for Institutional Reform and as Pakistan strives to improve its public institutions and reform its bureaucracy, his timely biography is a must read for policy makers, educationists, economists, corporate managers and anyone interested in learning about a lifetime of service.
    ISBN: 9789698729561
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE WORKS AND WORLDS OF DR. ISHRAT HUSSAIN
    Author: SIBTAIN NAQVI

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  • KARACHI

    With a population exceeding twenty million, Karachi is one of the world’s largest megacities. It is also one of the most violent.

    Since the mid-1980s, Karachi has endured endemic political conflict and criminal violence, which revolve around control of the city and its resources (votes, land and bhatta, protection, money). These struggles for the city have become ethnicised. In the process, Karachi, often referred to as a “Pakistan in miniature”, has become increasingly fragmented, socially as well as territorially.

    Despite this chronic state of urban political warfare, Karachi remains the cornerstone of the economy of Pakistan. In contrast to the chaotic and anarchic city portrayed in journalistic accounts, there is indeed order of a kind in the city’s permanent civil war.


    ISBN: 9786277626228
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: ORDERED DISORDER AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CITY
    Author: LAURENT GAYER

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  • A BANK IS BORN

    Through his edifying autobiography, Nadeem Hussain, a path-breaking banker and entrepreneur shares the success stories of two of his major achievements: Tameer Microfinance Bank and Easypaisa. To readers, it serves as both, a memoir and a business case study. A visionary and venturous entrepreneur, Nadeem Hussain is out-and-out innovative. With his incisive business insights, he targets pakistan’s youth – 80 % of the unbanked population, to bring about monumental changes in the world of microfinance and banking.

    About the Author: Nadeem Hussain, founder and coach of his latest venture Planet N, aims to catalyse the next wave of tech entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Planet N group of companies focuses on financial inclusion and facilitation of entrepreneurship in Pakistan through technology and has added 40 companies to its portfolio across e-commerce, fintech, edutech, mobile television, retail and renewable energy. However, his vision does not end there. He continues to promote the causes of financial inclusion by unbuilding conventional banking and digitising all 6 verticals to financially include the 80% of the unbanked population.

    Nadeem Hussain has had an illustrious banking experience of 30 years working in various senior management positions in major financial centres of the world. However, he has always had a passion for making a difference. He has been globally recognised for his dedication and service to financial inclusion in Pakistan as the founder and ex-CEO of Tameer Bank and Easypaisa that has impacted millions of Pakistanis by extending credit, insurance and mobile banking solutions to a large segment of the unbanked population.

    Apart from his corporate career, Nadeem Hussain believes in giving back to the community and has demonstrated this by being heavily involved in pro-bono work.
    ISBN: 9786277626082
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: NADEEM HUSSAIN

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  • THE ACCIDENTAL GUERRILLA

    This landmark book a Washington Post bestseller transformed the theory and practice of counterinsurgency.

    Colouring his account with gripping battlefield experience from the highlands of Southeast Asia, the mountains of the Afghanistan Pakistan border, and the dusty towns of the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, David Kilcullen argues that neither counterterrorism nor traditional counterinsurgency is the appropriate framework to fight the enemy we now face. Traditional counterinsurgency is more effective than counterterrorism when it comes to entities like Al-Qaeda, but, as Kilcullen contends, our current focus is far too narrow, concentrating on only one geographical region and one state.

    Today’s wars present a very different situation: stateless insurgents and terrorists operating across a large number of countries and only loosely affiliated with each other. Western armies have done a poor job of applying different tactics to different situations, continually misidentifying insurgents with limited aims and legitimate grievances as part of a coordinated worldwide network. The Accidental Guerrilla identifies the problem and suggests workable solutions.

    This highly readable and closely argued book is essential for all those thinking about and fighting wars today.
    ISBN: 9781849047111
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: FIGHTING SMALL WARS IN THE MIDST OF A BIG ONE
    Author: DAVID KILCULLEN

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  • ASPECTS OF ART

    Aspects of Art covers the fundamentals of the theory and practice of art. A guide for teachers as well as students, it aims to motivate students of art to explore great examples of art and their creators, from pre-history to the present time.
    ISBN: 9780195793659
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: AN ESSENTIAL TEXTBOOK FOR STUDENTS OF ART IN PAKISTAN
    Author: MARJORIE HUSAIN

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  • SAPIENS

    THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates ‘Interesting and provocative… It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on this Earth’ Barack Obama **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
    ISBN: PB001
    Publisher: VINTAGE
    Subtitle: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND
    Author: YUVAL NOAH HARARI

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  • TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

    Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

    For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

    Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

    Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live.

    Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.
    ISBN: 9780385496490
    Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS
    Subtitle: AN OLD MAN, A YOUNG MAN, AND LIFE’S GREATEST LESSON
    Author: MITCH ALBOM

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  • HOMO DEUS

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we’re going.

    ‘Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before’ Daniel Kahneman, bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond – from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

    It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power? And what does our future hold?
    ISBN: 9781784703936
    Publisher: VINTAGE
    Subtitle: A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOMORROW
    Author: YUVAL NOAH HARARI

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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece which begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time.
    ISBN: 9780553175219
    Publisher: BANTAM BOOKS
    Subtitle: FROM THE BIG BANG TO BLACK HOUSE
    Author: STEPHEN HAWKING

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  • LAHORE: TOPOPHILIA OF SPACE AND PLACE

    The book is a reconstruction of the historical and cultural images of Lahore, one of the oldest cities in the Indian Subcontinent. The author has chosen an interdisciplinary approach that combines the studies in cultural anthropology, literary and historical sources, art history and humanistic geography. The central point of the analysis is topophilia (lit. love of place), the term used to describe the strong sense of place or identity among certain peoples and groups. In the present book, the topophilia of Lahore is represented through interrelations of different types of urban locations, landscapes, architecture and artefacts on the one hand and human attitudes, rituals and manners and customs on the other. The author’s aim is to show how the historical andcultural developments of people build up the cultural landscape of the city and how the geographical place and space, in their turn, influence the behaviour and identity of Lahore’s citizens.
    ISBN: 9780190706456
    Publisher: OXFORD
    Subtitle:
    Author: ANNA SUVOROVA

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  • GUJARAT UNDER MODI

    In 2012 Narendra Modi became the first Hindu nationalist politician thrice elected to lead a state of the Indian Union, his stewardship as Chief Minister of Gujarat being the longest in that state?s history. Modi and his BJP supporters explained his achievement by pointing to economic growth under his leadership, yet detractors point out that Modi has been more business-friendly than market-friendly?to the benefit of large industrial corporations, and at the cost of great social polarisation. In 2002, an anti-Muslim pogrom of unparalleled ferocity occurred in Gujarat, leading to the biggest number of Muslim deaths since Partition. The state?s Hindu majority immediately rallied around Modi. No serious riot has occurred in Gujarat since, but polarisation was key to Modi?s strategy there, and he has deployed that strategy again and again since he became Prime Minister of India in 2014. For Modi has cultivated a communal image. A marketing genius, his messaging combines the politics of Hindutva with economic modernisation, to the clear appreciation of Gujarat?s middle class. Christophe Jaffrelot?s revealing book shows how Modi?s Gujarat served as the laboratory of Modi?s India, not only in terms of Hindu majoritarianism and national populism, but also of caste and class politics.

    ISBN: 9781849044295
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: LABORATORY OF TODAY’S INDIA
    Author: CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

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  • MORAL ATMOSPHERES

    Lahore?s Hall Road is the largest electronics market in Pakistan. Once the center of film and media piracy in South Asia, it now specializes in smartphones and accessories. For Hall Road?s traders, conflicts between the economic promises and the moral dangers of film loom large. To reconcile their secular trade with their responsibilities as devoted Muslims, they often look to adjudicate the good or bad moral ?atmosphere? (mahaul) that can cling to film and media.

    Timothy P. A. Cooper examines the diverse and coexisting moral atmospheres that surround media in Pakistan, tracing public understandings of ethical life and showing how they influence economic behavior. Drawing on extensive ethnographic work among traders, consumers, collectors, archivists, cinephiles, and cinephobes, Moral Atmospheres explores varied views on what the relationship between film and faith should look, sound, and feel like for Pakistan?s Muslim-majority public. Cooper considers the preservation and censorship of film in and outside of the state bureaucracy, contestations surrounding heritage and urban infrastructure, and the production and circulation of sound and video recordings among the country?s religious minorities. He argues that a focus on atmosphere provides ways of seeing moral thresholds as mutable and affective, rather than as fixed ethical standpoints. At once a vivid ethnography of a market street and a generative theorization of atmosphere, this book offers fresh perspectives on moral experience and the relationship between religion and media.
    ISBN: 9780231210416
    Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: ISLAM AND MEDIA IN A PAKISTANI MARKETPLACE
    Author: TIMOTHY P.C. COOPER

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  • THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

    Anne Frank’s diary needs no introduction. This beautifully written memoir of a young girl caught in the middle of one of the most horrific periods of human history, is a testament to the indestructible human will to persevere and survive in the face of the most adverse of circumstances.
    ISBN: 9789698729127
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ANNE FRANK

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  • READISTAN

    This might be the most important book you will read in your lifetime.

    Pakistan’s biggest booktuber, Shah Rukh Nadeem’s heart

    Readistan comes from the core of my heart. The book has been designed to ensure that readers enjoy the breathtaking wisdom that is embedded in its words. He has stood on the shoulders of giants to bring you a book which you will enjoy not only reading by your bedside in seclusion but also enjoy discussing its content with your friends, colleagues and family.

    Happy Reading!
    ISBN: 9786277626037
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: FIFTY OF THE BEST BOOKS COMPRESSED IN ONE
    Author: SHAH RUKH NADEEM

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  • JOURNEY THROUGH PAKISTAN

    A captivating coffee table book, Journey through Pakistan, has been revised and updated by the country?s bestselling author and travel writer, Asif Noorani. It was published by Camerapix in Nairobi and printed in Singapore. Towering mountains, unspoilt beaches, awe-inspiring deserts, lush green fields, pulsating cities, traditional villages and their crafts, lively men, women and children, have all been brilliantly captivated in crisp language and eye-catching photographs in Journey Through Pakistan, all of which in combination makes a great gift for your friends and relatives.
    ISBN: 9781904722656
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ASIF NOORANI

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  • KNOW YOUR WORTH

    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    ‘Anna’s wise, uplifting and refreshingly honest words are what every woman needs to read right now’ Fearne Cotton

    Your worth never changed. Your awareness of it did.

    A strong understanding of self-worth is crucial to living an authentic and fulfilling life, yet so many of us have lost that sense of who we truly are and what we are worthy of. On the surface, this may look like low confidence, imposter syndrome, chronic busy-ness, exhaustion, overwhelm, fear or anxiety, but at the core, it’s low self-worth.

    In her second book, Sunday Times bestselling author and psychotherapist Anna Mathur will set you on a journey towards greater self-worth. Anna will use her personal and professional insight to guide you to a place of balance that will allow you to recognise and appreciate your self-worth, build your self-esteem, grow in confidence and worry less about what other people think.

    Using Anna’s own experience of embarking on this journey herself, and spending ten years facilitating her therapy clients to do the same, Know Your Worth will help you to understand why you feel the way you do, what perpetuates it and what the cost of low self-esteem has been for you. It will provide the coping mechanisms, habits and tips that will redirect your self-esteem on a healthy and fulfilling upward spiral and help you to escape the relentless desire to ‘be better’ and ‘do more’ with the realisation that perhaps you were actually far more acceptable than you first thought.
    ISBN: 9780349428147
    Publisher: PIATKUS
    Subtitle: HOW TO BUILD YOUR SELF-ESTEEM, GROW IN CONFIDENCE AND WORRY LESS ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK
    Author: ANNA MATHUR

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