Saturday, December 27, 2014
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I have just finished "Hindustan hamarah" by Qamar Ali Abbsi. A touching travelogue taking me through various towns of India.
I also read Safar Shumal ke by Mustansar Hussain Tarar about his family travels of Swat and Khunjrab pass.
Last week I browsed "Ghar-e-Hira men aik raat" by Mustansar Hussain Tarar.
Enjoyed all of them as I really love travel and travelogues.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Read yourself. Must read for all who have roamed in Malakand and Swat. Cakdara, Deer, Dargai, Butkhela, Nawagai, Naushehra, Mardan Peshawar, Teerah, gilgit and chitral, all mentioned in the details of war. Magnificient buddhist ruins and strong resistant of tribal people to British empire. Churchil, though tried to defend the actions of British army, admitted the failiure of British policy in the area.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Today I went to IBA library and got two three titles i-e Malakand War by winston churchill, Quran aur bible ke des men and History of Arabs by Philips Hitti. Quran aur bible ke des men was a formal and useless travelogue of some places and I read it along the way home.
Malakand war and History of the Arbas seems interesting.
Apart from these, I also have a cursory look at Tarikh Ibn Khaldoon and Tarikh-e-Tabari but these were reference books not to be issued. However the incharge there told me, if u wanna issue, discuss some authority. Let's see what's next.
I am reading "Farooq-e-Azam" now a days by Hussain Haikal for the Hisory lecture preparation. And have decided to maintain this blog by whatever I read.