The Nine Lives Of Pakistan

Author: Declan Walsh
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408868482
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'All those interested in South Asia and its complex politics and culture should read this book' - Pankaj Mishra The demise of Pakistan – a country with a reputation for volatility, brutality and radical Islam – is regularly predicted. But things rarely turn out as expected, as renowned journalist Declan Walsh knows well. Over a decade covering the country, his travels took him from the raucous port of Karachi to the gilded salons of Lahore to the lawless frontier of Waziristan, encountering Pakistanis whose lives offer a compelling portrait of this land of contradictions. He meets a crusading lawyer who risks her life to fight for society's most marginalised, taking on everyone including the powerful military establishment; an imperious chieftain spouting poetry at his desert fort; a roguish politician waging a mini-war against the Taliban; and a charismatic business tycoon who moves into politics and seems to be riding high – till he takes up the wrong cause. Lastly, Walsh meets a spy whose orders once involved following him, and who might finally be able to answer the question that haunts him: why the Pakistanis suddenly expelled him from their country. Intimate and complex, unravelling the many mysteries of state and religion, this formidable book offers an arresting account of life in a country that, often as not, seems to be at war with itself. 'Thrilling, big-hearted' - Memphis Barker, Daily Telegraph 'Sets a new benchmark for non-fiction about the complex palace of mirrors that is Pakistan' - William Dalrymple
The Nine Lives of Pakistan
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Declan Walsh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-03 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'All those interested in South Asia and its complex politics and culture should read this book' - Pankaj Mishra The demise of Pakistan – a country with a reputation for volatility, brutality and radical Islam – is regularly predicted. But things rarely turn out as expected, as renowned journalist Declan
The Nine Lives of Pakistan
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Declan Walsh
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-14 - Publisher: W. W. Norton

Declan Walsh's electrifying portrait of Pakistan after 9/11 captures the sweep of this "strange, wondrous and benighted country" through the dramatic lives of nine fascinating individuals. On assignment for the New York Times and other outlets, Walsh traveled from the raucous port of Karachi to the salons of Lahore, and
The Nine Lives of Pakistan
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Declan Walsh
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

'All those interested in South Asia and its complex politics and culture should read this book' - Pankaj Mishra The demise of Pakistan – a country with a reputation for volatility, brutality and radical Islam – is regularly predicted. But things rarely turn out as expected, as renowned journalist Declan
The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Declan Walsh
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A New York Times New Book to Watch For (November 2020) The former New York Times Pakistan bureau chief paints an arresting, up-close portrait of a fractured country. Declan Walsh is one of the New York Times’s most distinguished international correspondents. His electrifying portrait of Pakistan over a tumultuous decade
Nine Lives
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: William Dalrymple
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-07 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Three brothers from a remote village in the Himalayas are driven by poverty to become monks. One becomes a famous masked dancer; the second an accomplished player of the Tibetan temple trumpet; and the third a great Buddhist scholar. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches