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Published: 31 May 2018

252 Pages | 35 colour illus.


ISBN: 9780199407613

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Of Pearls and Pecks of Straw

Iqbal Akhund

  • This book, an account of the author's life outside his diplomatic career provides a first-hand account of the pre-Partition subcontinent free from the communal tension that later culminated in Partition
  • In this book, the author believes that Partition was not the best solution for the country but had become an unavoidable one. History is to blame, he thinks, or history as it is understood by the two sides
  • Pakistan's former 'UN man' recalls in this volume personal reminiscences of his ninety plus years: young days under the Raj, the conversion of his grandparents, the why and wherefore of Partition, as well as thoughts on current issues
  • This book — nostalgic for a world long gone and with its generous spattering of fresh anecdotes — is a tour through time and place with a brilliant, witty travel guide