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By Isambard Wilkinson

ISBN-10: 178060078X

ISBN-13: 9781780600789

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ISBN-13: 9781780601502

Spellbound through his grandmother’s Anglo-Indian historical past and the exuberant annual visits of her good friend the Begum, Isambard Wilkinson turned enthralled by means of Pakistan as an intrepid youngster, ultimately operating there as a international correspondent in the course of the struggle on Terror. looking the land in the back of the headlines, Bard units out to find the essence of a rustic convulsed via Islamist violence. What of the previous, mystical Pakistan has survived and what has been destroyed? We meet charismatic tribal chieftains making their final stand, hereditary saints blessing prostitutes, gangster bosses in violent slums and ecstatic Muslim pilgrims.Navigating a minefield of coups, conspiracies, cock-ups and bombs, Bard is reluctant to pass judgement on, his ear alert to the telling word, his eye open to Pakistan’s palimpsest of ideals, languages and imperial legacies. His is a humorous, cannabis- and whisky-scented go back and forth booklet from the frontline, choked with open-hearted pride and a poignant lust for all times. Like a cat with 9 lives, Bard travels and events his approach to the remotest corners, by no means permitting his personal fragile healthiness to discourage him.

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