There have been numerous pages devoted to the challenges currently facing Pakistan, but Nadeem Ahsan puts forward a unique and thought-provoking take on the circumstances of his beloved motherland in Pakistan in the Land of Blood, Graves and Tears. He artfully blends the historical perspective with underlying reasons and trends for the bleak picture often painted of this country. Ever since freedom was bestowed upon Pakistan nearly half a century ago, Pakistani rulers have undermined the fabric of the land by giving short shrift to the issues of education, health, and development. Ahsan pins the ills of his country on the misguided priorities of its leaders by subtly illuminating certain characters and events and by skillfully using a variety of writings—from short stories, historical background, and references to other works—to support his arguments. His is a book that stands out with distinction as he connects the dots to form a mosaic of reason and rationale. Pakistan in the Land of Blood, Graves and Tears is a must-read that will hold the reader’s attention from first page to last.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 183 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 12, 2013)
Genre: HISTORY / Essays