A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents, A by S. Akhtar Ehtisham

By S. Akhtar Ehtisham

This sweeping narrative sketches the political and financial realities of the previous fifty years whereas tracing an eventful existence from the turmoil following the partition of India and the production of Pakistan to the current day. Discussing politics, govt rules, and renowned pursuits, Dr. Ehtisham exhibits how international locations in addition to person lives are formed through ancient occasions, fiscal adjustments, non secular fundamentalism, classification structures and racial divides. via his personal event as a physician and health facility director, he compares the complicated social security web kingdom of the post-war united kingdom with regimes which are made up our minds to determine humans "stand on their lonesome ft" — even if the industrial approach has already reduce them off on the knees.

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Subhash Chandra Bose, a popular young secularist firebrand from Bengal, darling of Indian youth, accepted by Hindu and Muslim alike, affectionately known as Netaji (Mr. Leader), was elected to a second term as Congress President against Gandhi’s wishes. He was the last one to be able to do so. He advocated a militant movement, violent protests and guerilla insurgency against the British. Gandhi forbade leading congressmen from joining the executive council. Bose was forced to resign. Jinnah’s predictions came true.

He worked tirelessly to organize the party, and in spite of failing health, toured the whole country on campaigns of mass contact. By sheer force of personality, tenacity and acclaimed integrity, he overcame the setback, which would have shattered a lesser man. People listened to him, even though he could not adequately articulate a sentence in any Indian language. They braved weather, walked miles, and stood under the ferocious Indian summer sun, just to get a glimpse of him. I read in one of his biographies that once while he was visiting Madras, people in the city heard that he was in the area.

37 A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents - A Pakistani View There were linguistic and cultural problems too. ” We called beggars Sain. Among the Punjabis “Tusi” was a mark of respect. With us it sounded like a corrupted version of “Tum,” an expression indicative of familiarity. Many a quarrel, sometimes ugly, would erupt between the natives and newcomers on such seemingly trivial issues. The loss of wartime jobs had led to severe unemployment. At one point there were all India students, teachers, and trade union strikes simultaneously.

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