By S. Akhtar Ehtisham
This sweeping narrative sketches the political and financial realities of the previous fifty years whereas tracing an eventful lifestyles from the turmoil following the partition of India and the construction of Pakistan to the current day. Discussing politics, govt rules, and renowned hobbies, Dr. Ehtisham exhibits how countries in addition to person lives are formed through historic occasions, financial adjustments, spiritual fundamentalism, type structures and racial divides. via his personal event as a physician and health center director, he compares the complicated social safeguard internet nation of the post-war united kingdom with regimes which are decided to determine humans "stand all alone ft" — even if the commercial procedure has already reduce them off on the knees.
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They were a generally enterprising lot and quickly established stalls of food, groceries and general merchandise on footpaths and in parks. Residents and shopkeepers of the posh area, Aminabad Park in Lucknow, were not happy with the situation. Out of sympathy with the displaced persons they refrained from protesting, initially, but gradually became vociferous in their complaints. The park was the pride of the city. People used to have picnics and children played there in the evenings and on Sundays.
In the immediate aftermath of partition he had gone on a hunger strike to force a reluctant Patel to offer security services protection to the Muslims of Delhi. He had undertaken a fast unto death so the wretched of the wretched, the untouchables, would be conceded equal legal status. Finally he was assassinated for favoring Muslims in 1948. All I am saying is that he was a pragmatic politician who would sacrifice friend and foe alike for what he considered a “higher” cause. Post partition, starving refugees in untold millions, physically and mentally battered, destitute, and possessing only the clothes they wore, often carrying disabled elders and sick children on their backs, flooded into devastated towns and villages of the “moth eaten” land of the faithful.
1 The Sikhs had deluded themselves into believing that the city would go to India. Though only 40% of the population, non-Muslims controlled 90% of education and health, 86% of industry and commerce and 75% of agriculture of the province. The Sikhs 1 After the fall of the Moghal Empire, the Punjab and much of what is current Pakistan (barring Sindh and Baluchistan), had fallen to the Sikhs. Please refer to The Other Side of Silence by Urvashi Batalia 36 Chapter 3. Negotiations for Transfer of Power and Partition had nearly as many holy sites in the western as in the eastern districts of the province.
A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents, A Pakistani View by S. Akhtar Ehtisham