Month: June 2011
Few days back, a new book has become a part of my small library with title The Indus Saga and the Making of Pakistan;
“Is the Pakistani an Arab? Or an Indian? Or something of both? Or neither? Are his origins entirely central Asian? What influence has he imbibed from Persia? How is he different from the Europeans who ruled him for almost one hundred years? Does he have a distinct personality or culture of his own? If so, for how long has he had this distinctiveness? Was it first created by the Partition of the sub-continent in August 1947, or did it pre-exist the Partition of 1947?’ These are the questions with which Aitzaz Ahsan starts his book titled, ‘The Indus Saga and the Making of Pakistan.