By S. Akhtar Ehtisham
This sweeping narrative sketches the political and financial realities of the earlier fifty years whereas tracing an eventful existence from the turmoil following the partition of India and the construction of Pakistan to the current day. Discussing politics, govt guidelines, and renowned pursuits, Dr. Ehtisham exhibits how countries in addition to person lives are formed by way of old occasions, financial adjustments, non secular fundamentalism, category structures and racial divides. via his personal adventure as a physician and sanatorium director, he compares the complicated social safeguard web country of the post-war united kingdom with regimes which are decided to work out humans "stand all alone ft" — even if the industrial process has already minimize them off on the knees.
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21 A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents - A Pakistani View dus were reluctant to concede the demand. It came to a head in 1905 when Bengal was divided into two units because, according to the viceroy, Lord Curzon, it was too big and unwieldy to administer properly. The division was approximately along the same lines as that in 1947. Hindus protested vehemently. The unity of Bengal was sacrosanct to them. One of their main arguments was that Muslims were recent converts from the lower social classes, would not be able to manage without their Hindu compatriots, and would fall prey to the machinations of the British.
All the members were appointed. It comprised the Governor General, his executive council, a number of bureaucrats and judges. Even this feeble attempt at forming 1 They had initially adopted the Moghal “Harkara” message carrier system. Sarai, wayside inns, were built every fifteen to twenty miles on well-maintained roads. The railway and telegraph system was to facilitate the transfer of raw material to ships for transport to industrial mills in England and to reduce turnover time. 19 A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents - A Pakistani View a legislative body was vitiated by the complete control the executive exercised over all the legislative functions.
The joint force easily reached the capital, Sirinagar and the trained members of the expedition captured the electric supply station and cut off power to the city. The Mujahids fell upon the city, looting and pillaging. Both overlooked the airport and failed to secure the only link India had with the state. The land link with India was closed due to winter conditions. The Raja, now desperate, asked India for help. Nehru was uncertain of the legal position. Mountbatten advised Nehru to demand accession of the state to India as the condition of support.
A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents, A Pakistani View by S. Akhtar Ehtisham