Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan - by Jeanette Winter (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Biography & AutobiographyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Beach Lane BooksAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: Social ActivistsAuthor: Jeanette WinterLanguage: English About the Book A "picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes--Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih--from ... nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"-- Book Synopsis Meet two heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the rights to freedom and education in these inspirational nonfiction tales from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Two stories of bravery in one beautiful book--including the story of Malala Yousafzai, a winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize! One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousafzai. Each was unafraid to speak out. He, against inhumane child slavery in the carpet trade. She, for the right of girls to attend school. Both were shot by those who disagreed with them--he in 1995, she in 2012. Iqbal was killed instantly; Malala miraculously survived and continues to speak out around the world. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her work. The stories of these two courageous children whose bravery transcended their youth, beautifully written and illustrated by celebrated author Jeanette Winter, are an inspiration to all. Review Quotes This picture book tells two stories (one side is Malala's story; flip it over for Iqbal's), introducing young readers to Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, two Pakistani children who fought for peace and justice and who both suffered violence...Winter tells each child's story in clear, concise prose...Winter uses the imagery of a kite as both a metaphor for childhood and as a way to visually connect the two child activists. Mid-book, where the two narratives meet, a poignant double-page spread shows Malala, in vivid coral, flying a kite in a night sky, while Iqbal, shaded in an ethereal gray, can no longer hold on to his. Though both stories are painful, they can be a great place to begin a young activist's education.--Horn Book, November/December 2014With an economy of words, unembellished language and her signature flat, child-centric illustrations, Jeanette Winter (The Librarian of Basra) creates a quietly magnificent tribute to two extraordinary human beings...The front-to-back story features Malala, the reverse tells the story of Iqbal, and Winter smoothly joins them together in the center spread. Malala's story opens as her would-be assassin descends upon her school van, then backtracks to tell how Malala spoke out repeatedly against the Taliban's ban on educating girls...Winter describes the Taliban attack, and Malala's miraculous survival, in simple, child-appropriate language...In the luminous full-page center spread, Malala and Iqbal stand on mountains, gazing at each other under a starry sky, flying kites that dance across to the other's side. Malala keeps a firm grasp on her kite string, while Iqbal releases his. Even as Iqbal's story saddens us, we must remember him in conjunction with Malala, living proof that hope thrives alongside death. Coupling the stories creates a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Winter has created a radiant, transcendent book. --Allie Jane Bruce, children's librarian, Bank Street College of Education Shelf Talker: The biographies of two children's rights activists, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, together in one book; their stories balance each other to create a radiant whole.--Shelf Awareness, October 15, 2014 - STARRED REVIEWMuted tones and doll-like representations of the two heroes soften the tragedy of the stories, and the inclusion of kites as symbols of freedom are used to advantage as the ghostly Iqbal and vibrant Malala exchange kites on the transition spread between stories. With Malala's recent Nobel Peace Prize award (made after this title's publication), this work will fill demand for material at a primary-grade level.--Bulletin "December 2014"Winter (Henri's Scissors) continues her series of illustrated biographies with a two-in-one volume...Naïf, milky-toned digital illustrations make the story's terrors easier to bear...The thread joining these stories is the children's thirst for education, no matter the cost. Readers who drag their feet to school may benefit...from an introduction to children who are desperate to attend.--Publishers Weekly "October 15, 2014"Author and illustrator Winter...once again tackles the topic of humanitarian activism amid political violence in this two-in-one picture book...Like Winter's earlier works, simple sentences and repetition ("Still Malala speaks out") give the story an accessible rhythm, and illustrations consisting of bold colors and shapes, each framed by a colorful geometric pattern, indicate moods ranging from the light pink of mourning to the bold orange and purple of defiance. The two stories are linked by a shared, wordless center spread featuring a kite motif from Masih's story...The need to rotate the book physically in order to read each story adds a tactical element to the reading experience. Direct quotes from the young activists appear in red and purple respectively...a sensitive, age-appropriate treatment of a difficult but important topic.-Jill Ratzan, I. L. Peretz Community Jewish School, Somerset, NJ--School Library JournalIn a two-in-one book that readers can begin from either end, Winter links the lives of two courageous child activists from Pakistan--Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih. The pairing works to good effect; it is as if Malala stands on the shoulders of Iqbal...Winter's spare prose and simple, colorful pictures illustrate both children's circumstances and the mantles they accepted. An introductory note to each story provides a much-needed event summary. Readers will be moved by both sacrifices, and many will want to know more...This is an inspiring introduction to two important young champions of human rights.--Booklist 10/1/14A master picture-book artist introduces quite young readers to two astonishing heroes of the world born in Pakistan...Winter, in impressive command of the page with her spare text and calm, rich, digitally rendered art, offers this difficult material unapologetically. As she often does, she distills the stories to their essences, conveying with very few words the fearlessness and the hope wielded by these children. Iqbal's and Malala's stories are presented as two separate tales, back to back. In a poignant double-page spread at the middle, edge-to-edge art shows each child atop a mountain. Iqbal's kite string has just left his hand; his kite drifts away toward Malala. Malala's kite string is still in her hand, and her kite reaches toward Iqbal...Brave and heartrending.--Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW 10/1/14 About the Author Jeanette Winter is a celebrated picture book creator whose acclaimed works include Diego; Oil; and The Secret Project, all written by Jonah Winter, and her own Sisters: Venus & Serena Williams; The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid; Nanuk the Ice Bear; Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery; Henri's Scissors; Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia; Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan; and The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq.
Pakistan - by Anatol Lieven (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 608Genre: HistorySub-Genre: Middle EastFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PublicAffairsAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Anatol LievenLanguage: English About the Book Lieven s eye for detail, command of subcontinental history, and old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting make thisan excellent primer on Pakistan. "Wall Street Journal"" Book Synopsis In the past decade Pakistan has become a country of immense importance to its region, the United States, and the world. With almost 200 million people, a 500,000-man army, nuclear weapons, and a large diaspora in Britain and North America, Pakistan is central to the hopes of jihadis and the fears of their enemies. Yet the greatest short-term threat to Pakistan is not Islamist insurgency as such, but the actions of the United States, and the greatest long-term threat is ecological change. Anatol Lieven's book is a magisterial investigation of this highly complex and often poorly understood country: its regions, ethnicities, competing religious traditions, varied social landscapes, deep political tensions, and historical patterns of violence; but also its surprising underlying stability, rooted in kinship, patronage, and the power of entrenched local elites. Engagingly written, combining history and profound analysis with reportage from Lieven's extensive travels as a journalist and academic, Pakistan: A Hard Country is both utterly compelling and deeply revealing. Review Quotes Yet for drama, colour and complexity, [Pakistan] is hard to beat; and Anatol Lieven captures the richness of the place wonderfully. His book has the virtues of both journalism and scholarship... Foreign Policy's The AfPak Channel blog, April 11, 2011 "The release of Anatol Lieven's latest book, Pakistan: A Hard Country, could not be timelier. This insightful, comprehensive portrait of Pakistan is the perfect antidote to stereotypical descriptions of the country as the most dangerous place in the world... Pakistan: A Hard Country has the power to dampen the paranoia about Pakistan's security complex, put terrorism in perspective, and humanize Pakistanis." Foreign Affairs, May/June 2011"Challenging the notion that Pakistan is fragile, Lieven presents in exquisite detail how things actually work, for better or for worse, in that 'hard country.'" Evening Standard, April 21, 2011 Foreign Policy's AfPak Channel, October 13, 2011"Despite Pakistan's heterogeneity, one aspect of the country that demonstrates some homogeneity is the universal nature of the clan-based system of allegiance that is ingrained in most Pakistanis. This system has been recognized for some time, and was articulated recently, and most clearly, by the scholar Anatol Lieven in his book, Pakistan: A Hard Country." Commonweal, September 23, 2011 "Lieven offers historical perspective and a coherent, nuanced picture of the strategic concerns, politics, and occasional paranoia underlying Pakistani actions... The book covers a vast amount of ground and is packed with information, much of it fascinating and laden with significance for Washington policymakers." Independent (UK)A finely researched and forensic compendium... A penetrating, textured study." Survival "All in all, Lieven presents a subtle and nuanced picture of Pakistan that draws on deep scholarship and direct personal experience. Though by far the longest and most complex of the books reviewed here, if busy policymakers have time to read just one volume, this should be it." SA Global AffairsIrish Times, June 4, 2011"An insightful book that is part anthropological study, part reportage. Threaded throughout are the voices of ordinary Pakistanis farmers, politicians, spooks, landowners, businessmen, soldiers, judges, clerics and jihadis whose contributions in the form of direct quotes enliven and illuminate this complex yet affectionate portrait of their country. Published just before bin Laden s death, the book does not read as if it has been overtaken by events. Indeed, its textured, penetrating survey of the dynamics shaping contemporary Pakistan could hardly be more timely, given the relative dearth of literature on the subject. Lieven makes a compelling case for why we should pay more attention to what is one of the most important but least understood countries in the world." Small Wars Journal, June 5, 2011"Anatol Lieven has written an excellent book...It is perhaps the one book to read on Pakistan in 2011, and offers a level of nuance required for those wanting to become true specialists on the complexity of Pakistan's political history." New York Times Book Review, June 26, 2011 "Ambitious...a sweeping and insightful narrative."Washington Times, July 7, 2011Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2011"[Lieven] brings an infectious enthusiasm to his task of summarizing the workings of the world's sixth most populous country. In this quest, he ranges effortlessly from a police station in Peshawar to a politician's mansion in the Punjab to the mean streets of Karachi. He dishes up pithy observations while delving deep into the nation's history, politics, culture and institutions... Mr. Lieven's eye for detail, command of subcontinental history and old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting make this in many ways an excellent primer on Pakistan." The Nation, July 18, 2011 "Lieven has written a sensible and thorough exploration of Pakistan's political sphere... Pakistan is a large subject, and an unforgivingly complicated one at that, yet Lieven manages to tackle some of its most obscure problems without losing his cool... Lieven has written a very measured book, no easy task when writing about such a hard country." TotalPolitics.com, summer reading guide, June 28, 2011"counter-intuitive... [Lieven] argues that the question should be not why Islamist political movements are so strong in Pakistan today, but why they are so weak. Provocative."Kirkus, February 15, 2011 "Lieven breaks down his study by specific region; considers the structures of justice, religion, the military and politics in turn; and, finally, in a skillful, insightful synthesis, addresses the history of and issues concerning the Taliban, both Pakistani and Afghani. A well-reasoned, welcome resource for Western experts and lay readers alike."Edward Luce "Everybody nowadays seems to take a view on Pakistan. Very few know what they're talking about. Anatol Lieven is that rare observer - a scholar who writes like the best kind of foreign correspondent about a country that he takes and measures on its own terms. Pakistan, a Hard Country offers an intimate and compellingly relevant portrait of an increasingly pivotal nation to the future of the world, for better or for worse. It fills a large gap in our understanding." Huffington Post, April 3, 2011"Over the last decade, Lieven has been one of the smartest and most fair-minded commentators on the global situation, and in this important, very timely book, he explains the regions, classes, history, and prospects of Pakistan with equal value for both the neophyte and the expert. Based on Lieven's first-hand knowledge of the country for the past 20 years." Economist, April 7, 2011"his book may be described as the most informed Gazetteer on contemporary Pakistan. Instead of the too often repeated narrative of Pakistan's history and ills, he offers a broader sweep into the condition of the provinces, the climate, the political parties and their personalities--and, in his best chapter, an important discussion of how today's Taliban represent a continuation of similar uprisings a century ago. Dallas Morning News, May 9, 2011 "Since the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last week, it's become increasingly clear that anyone hoping to follow international affairs should perhaps have begun watching that country some time ago. Fortunately, Pakistan: A Hard Country serves as an outstanding primer -- even reading just the introduction is supremely useful... Lieven crafts a lucid and thoroughly fascinating whole from a wealth of information... Lieven's writing is excellent, especially crucial in a book tackling a topic with which many readers are entirely unfamiliar. Moreover, he clearly loves the place and its people. Pakistan: A Hard Country is the work of one of those rare writers able to see his subject in all its complexity, without either turning away or becoming a partisan of one perspective or the other." IBN Live, May 19, 2011"If I had to review the book 'Pakistan: A Hard Country' in one line I would say it is brilliant. The book is well researched, informative, insightful, but most of all for a country that finds itself often in headline news for the wrong reasons, empathetic." The Age, May 20, 2011"In his fine new book Pakistan. A Hard Country, Lieven argues that while the state is weak, Pakistani society is immensely strong." New Statesman, May 12, 2011"does much to counter lazy assumptions about the country that proliferate elsewhere The Spectator, May 13, 2011"His analysis of networks and systems is precise; his accounts of his travels illuminating as well as entertaining." The Guardian, May 1, 2011"Lieven's Pakistan: A Hard Country is one such blow for clarity and sobriety... Lieven overturns many prejudices, and gives general readers plenty of fresh concepts with which to think about a routinely misrepresented country." The Independent, May 5, 2011 "Lieven's feat lies in his remarkable, flesh-and-blood portrait of the nation, ranging across demographic swathes and including a chorus of voices from farmers to intelligence officers. The picture is one of a semi-anarchic nation mired in police savagery, institutional corruption, population bulges, water shortages and the risk of catastrophic environmental disaster following last year's floods." The New York Times Book Review, June 26, 2011"Ambitious...a sweeping and insightful narrative." Newsline Magazine, June, 2011"Pakistan: A Hard Country manages to be clear-headed and realistic, a welcome respite from the scare-mongering that taints so many western accounts of Pakistan." The Organiser (India), June 26, 2011"This book is about the best that has been published in recent times about Pakistan." MoneyLife (India), June 18, 2011 "Pakistan-A Hard Country is one of the most detailed accounts of a country which often seems like it is held together by chewing gum (or willpower, if you like)--but what still makes it tick? Anatol Lieven knows, and it shows in this work.""Thanks to Mr. Lieven's sound scholarship and perceptive insights in 'Pakistan: A Hard Country, ' readers will come away with a clearer understanding of why it is such a complex, conflicted country and why it will continue to be of vital interest to the United States long after the last American soldier has come home from Afghanistan."Policy Review, August/September 2011 "His experience as a reporter gives Lieven both the tone of an insider and a vast affection for the country, which he credits for giving him some of the best moments of his life. In an attempt to explain the world's sixth-most populous nation in under 600 pages, Lieven ranges widely, touching upon everything from the rise and fall of landed families in the Punjab to the sloth of the national police to the garish décor in wealthy homes. To this ambitious task the author brings both thoroughness and an impressive familiarity with his subject." DAWN.com, August 2, 2011"a thought-provoking and widely influential new book" DAWN.com September 2, 2011 "Lieven's is the one I would most strongly recommend to anyone wishing to learn about Pakistan.... The book is shot through with sharp insights and flashes of mordant wit that make it a pleasure to read.""The gulf between...the multiple realities most Pakistanis know - and how outsiders perceive their country is wide and deep. Lieven's book is an ambitious and much-needed attempt to bridge it. The most striking thing about the book is its informed and consistently sensible tone. This tone is not heard much in discussions about Pakistan, and it is refreshing. Lieven writes in an affable, conversational voice, but not a casual one. His observations are precise and judicious." Financial Times, April 22, 2011"Pakistan, as Anatol Lieven explains in this thorough analysis of the internal sources of this resilience, will not disintegrate easily...He deftly tackles the misperception in the west that Islamist groups might easily sweep through Pakistan." The Nation, April 13, 2011"This book could hardly be timelier. Lucid and well informed, he deals carefully with Pakistan's well-known problems. He raises hope, avoiding the hysteria and partial judgment that disfigure much contemporary writing on the subject. Above all, he emanates a deep affection bordering on love for the unfortunate, beleaguered, magical Pakistan." The New Republic, May 5, 2011 About the Author Anatol Lieven is professor in the War Studies Department of King's College, London, and a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington D.C. His books include Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power?; America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism; and, with John Hulsman, Ethical Realism.
Frontline: Outlawed in Pakistan (DVD)(2013)
Movie MPAA Rating: NrMovie Studio: PBSMovie Genre: DocumentaryRun Time (minutes): 60Software Format: DVDLanguage: EnglishWhen Pakistani teenager Kainat Soomro accused four men of gang rape, the courageous young woman did not put her suffering behind her. For this unforgettable documentary, which premiered at Sundance, filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann spent five years tracing both Kainat’s odyssey through Pakistan’s broken justice system–and her alleged rapists’ quest to clear their names.
Train to Pakistan - by Khushwant Singh (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Grove PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Khushwant SinghLanguage: English About the Book Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endured and transcends the ravages of war. Book Synopsis "In the summer of 1947, when the creation of the state of Pakistan was formally announced, ten million people--Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs--were in flight. By the time the monsoon broke, almost a million of them were dead, and all of northern India was in arms, in terror, or in hiding. The only remaining oases of peace were a scatter of little villages lost in the remote reaches of the frontier. One of these villages was Mano Majra." It is a place, Khushwant Singh goes on to tell us at the beginning of this classic novel, where Sikhs and Muslims have lived together in peace for hundreds of years. Then one day, at the end of the summer, the "ghost train" arrives, a silent, incredible funeral train loaded with the bodies of thousands of refugees, bringing the village its first taste of the horrors of the civil war. Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endured and transcends the ravages of war. From the Back Cover It is a place, Khushwant Singh goes on to tell us at the beginning of this classic novel, where Sikhs and Muslims have lived together in peace for hundreds of years. Then one day, at the end of the summer, the 'ghost train' arrives, a silent, incredible funeral train loaded with the bodies of thousands of refuges, bringing the village its first taste of the horrors of the civil war. Train to Pakistan is the story of this isolated village that is plunged into the abyss of religious hate. It is also the story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl whose love endures and transcends the ravages of war.
Secular Jinnah & Pakistan - by Saleena Karim (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 436Genre: HistorySub-Genre: AsiaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Libredux PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: India & South AsiaAuthor: Saleena KarimLanguage: English Book Synopsis Saleena Karim's Secular Jinnah & Pakistan: What the Nation Doesn't Know is a unique study of M.A. Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, and his ideological convictions.Seven years after it was originally published, the book has been thoroughly revised and new material has been added, including updates in light of recent scholarship; commentary on how the ideological divide has affected the education curriculum; discussion of Bengal in the ideological context, with a full review of the controversy over the Delhi Resolution of 1946; details of how Chief Justice Munir and Governor-General Ghulam Mohammed justified the first dictatorship of Pakistan; notes on Scheduled Caste leader J.N. Mandal's political support of the Muslim League; assessment of resistance to socialist economic reforms by landlords backed by religious leaders; accounts of provincial politics; evidence from early Muslim sources that support the progressive thinking of Pakistan's founders; extensive reviews of works only touched upon in the previous edition; appraisal of Jinnah's powers as a person as well as a statesman; and more.Popularly known for having revealed that a false quote ascribed to Pakistan's founder is still being used as part of the standard argument for a 'secular Jinnah', the book's most important contribution is its argument that while scholarship recognises three ideological categories in Pakistan - religious, secular, and synthesist - Jinnah belongs to a fourth, and this has yet to be explored. About the Author Saleena Karim is an independent writer and researcher from Nottingham, England. She is the author of two non-fiction books on the Pakistan story, and a visionary fiction novel inspired by the Pakistan idea.
Pakistan Army Legends - by Aleen Fatima (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 92Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: History & TheoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: LAP Lambert Academic PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Aleen FatimaLanguage: English Book Synopsis Pakistan possesses a huge list of people who are honored as the National heroes because of their relentless and unsurpassed services for protecting and safeguarding the mother land. The sacrifices made by these daring people have ensured the long term existence and prosperity of the country in a world where there are continuous challenges and threats from other power.The majority of these national heroes belong to the Armed Forces of Pakistan as they are always on the front line while shielding the country against foreign enemies.
Pakistan: The Balochistan Conundrum - by Tilak Devasher (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 392Genre: HistorySub-Genre: GeneralFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Harper IndiaAge Range: AdultAuthor: Tilak DevasherLanguage: English About the Book Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province, is a complex region fraught with conflict and hostility, ranging from an enduring insurgency and sectarian violence to terror strikes and appalling human rights violations. In his third book on Pakistan, Tilak Devasher analyses why Balochistan is such a festering sore for Pakistan. With his keen understanding of the region, he traces the roots of the deep-seated Baloch alienation to the princely state of Kalat's forced accession to Pakistan in 1948. This alienation has been further solidified by the state's rampant exploitation of the province, leading to massive socio-economic deprivation. Is the Baloch insurgency threatening the integrity of Pakistan? What is the likelihood of an independent Balochistan? Has the situation in the province become irretrievable for Pakistan? Is there a meeting ground between the mutually opposing narratives of the Pakistan state and the Baloch nationalists? Devasher examines these issues with a clear and objective mind backed by meticulous research that goes to the heart of the Baloch conundrum. About the Author Tilak Devasher has taken to writing after he retired from the cabinet secretariat, Government of India, as special secretary in 2014. He is the author of two widely acclaimed books on Pakistan-Pakistan: Courting the Abyss (2016) and Pakistan: At the Helm (2018). During his professional career with the cabinet secretariat, he specialized in security issues pertaining to India's neighbourhood. Post retirement, he has continued to take a keen interest in India's neighbourhood, with special focus on Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has written articles for various national newspapers and magazines and has also appeared on TV shows on leading news channels like India Today, Times Now, CNN News18 and Rajya Sabha TV. Devasher did his schooling from Mayo College, Ajmer, and studied history at St Stephen's College, Delhi, at the undergraduate level and at the University of Delhi at the postgraduate level. He is currently a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) and a consultant with the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF).
The Karakoram: Ice Mountains of Pakistan - by Colin Prior (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Environmental & Land ArtFormat: HardcoverPublisher: MerrellAge Range: AdultAuthor: Colin PriorLanguage: English Book Synopsis The ice mountains of the Karakoram are among the world's greatest natural treasures. At 8611 metres (28,251 ft), K2 is the second tallest mountain on Earth. There are three other mountains in the range that top 8000 metres (26,247 ft) - Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum II - and more than 60 peaks above 7000 metres (22,966 ft). Extending in a south-easterly direction from the north-eastern tip of Afghanistan and spanning the borders of Pakistan, India and China, the Karakoram is part of a complex of ranges in Central Asia that includes the Hindu Kush to the west and the Himalayas to the south-east. These mountains, however, are distinctive. This is the most glaciated region on the planet outside the Arctic and Antarctic. But while most of the world's great peaks are almost blanketed in snow and ice, the Karakoram is an exception: the mountains are so vertical that they rapidly shed snow, leaving their bold, jagged outlines of black granite glistening in the sun. The name of the range comes from the Turkic term for 'black rock' or 'black gravel'. The well-known landscape photographer Colin Prior was initially inspired to visit the Karakoram in his early twenties: in his local library he picked up the book In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods (1977) by the American climber and photographer Galen Rowell, and was instantly captivated by images of the sharp, fractured peaks and vast glaciers. His first trip to the Karakoram came in the mid-1990s, and he has been passionate about these mountains ever since. Prior's new book is the result of six expeditions he has made to the Gilgit-Baltistan region of north-east Pakistan over the last six years. Because the region is so remote, there are no established base camps, and each expedition requires careful planning and miles of trekking with a large team of guides, porters and ponies to carry the equipment and provisions. There are regular rock falls and perilous snow-covered crevasses to contend with. The reward for Prior is what he calls the ultimate mountain landscape: 'The scenery is graphic, with towers, minarets and cathedrals of rock.' This beautifully produced volume showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Karakoram in some 130 duotone and colour photographs. The images are largely arranged to follow Prior's progress up the glaciers, and are accompanied by well-chosen quotations from accounts of historical expeditions to the region. A selection of 'making of' images at the end of the book highlights the challenges of documenting the most exceptional mountain range in the world. Review Quotes In every critical aspect, The Karakoram is a phenomenal achievement. This book and these photographs truly are the summits of Colin Prior's lifelong journey of the imagination. Highly recommended - on landscape the online magazine for landscape photographers An ideal and unreservedly recommended acquisition for any community, college, and university library Landscape Photography collection and the personal reading lists for anyone with an interest in mountaineering - Midwest Book Review
Pakistan Since Independence - by Stanley B Sprague (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 285Genre: HistorySub-Genre: AsiaFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McFarland & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: India & South AsiaAuthor: Stanley B SpragueLanguage: English About the Book "This concise and balanced account details Pakistan's turbulent 73-year history of civil war, military coups, political assassinations, wars with India, cooperation with the U.S. during the Afghan-Soviet war, and events following 9/11. An unpredictable nuclear nation, Pakistan has been variously described as the center of international terrorism, the world's biggest nuclear weapons proliferator, the most dangerous place in the world and, some experts predict, the most likely site of the world's first nuclear war." Book Synopsis This concise and balanced account details Pakistan's turbulent 73-year history of civil war, military coups, political assassinations, wars with India, cooperation with the U.S. during the Afghan-Soviet war, and events following 9/11. An unpredictable nuclear nation, Pakistan has been variously described as the center of international terrorism, the world's biggest nuclear weapons proliferator, the most dangerous place in the world and, some experts predict, the most likely site of the world's first nuclear war. About the Author Stanley B. Sprague is a retired attorney who specialized in civil litigation and appeals. He has a life-long interest in the histories of nations in the Near East and Middle East. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Insight Guides Pakistan (Travel Guide with Free Ebook) - 2nd Edition (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 370Genre: TravelSub-Genre: AsiaSeries Title: Insight GuidesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Insight GuidesAge Range: AdultBook theme: India & South AsiaLanguage: English About the Book From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this guide to Pakistan is all you need to plan your perfect trip, with insider information on must-see, top attractions like Badshahi Mosque, the Karakoram Highway and Mohenjo-daro, and cultural gems like the breathtaking Lahore Fort, the eerie beauty of the Hunza valley and the bustling bazaars and buildings of Peshawar's Old City. Book Synopsis Insight Guides PakistanTravel made easy. Ask local experts. Comprehensive travel guide packed with inspirational photography and fascinating cultural insights, now with free eBook.From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this guide to Pakistan is all you need to plan your perfect trip, with insider information on must-see, top attractions like Badshahi Mosque, the Karakoram Highway and Mohenjo-daro, and cultural gems like the breathtaking Lahore Fort, the eerie beauty of the Hunza valley and the bustling bazaars and buildings of Peshawar's Old City.Features of this travel guide to Pakistan: - Inspirational colour photography discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery-Historical and cultural insights immerse yourself in Pakistan'srich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions-Practical full-colour maps with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy- Editor's Choice uncover the best of Pakistan with our pick of the region's top destinations-Key tips and essential information packed full of important travel information, from transport and tipping to etiquette and hours of operation- The ultimate travel tool download the free app and eBook to access this and bonus content from your phone or tablet- Covers (Sindh) Karachi; Lower Sindh and the Thar Desert; Up and down the Indus; Mohenjo-daro; (Punjab) Islamabad, Rawalpindi and the Murree Hills; The Grand Trunk Road to Attock; Taxila; The Grand Trunk Road to Lahore; Lahore; Around Lahore; South Punjab; (Balochistan) A tour of Balochistan; (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Peshawar and the Khyber Pass; Takht-e-Bahi; The Swat Valley; (The Karakoram to the Hindu Kush) Karakoram Highway to Hunza; Balitisan; To ChitralAre you also travelling to India? Check out Insight Guides India for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.About Insight Guides: Insight Guidesis a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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Ceptics India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh Travel Plug Adapter (Type D), Universal Socket Plug Accepts Plugs From any Country, Perfect for Cell Phones, Laptop - 3 Pack (GP-10)
The GP-10 features one universal input socket to connect a plug from almost any country in the world including the 2-prong or 3-prong N. American plugs. It is sold in a pack of 3 adapters to share with your travel companions.
Compatible Countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan
Ceptics 2 USB India, Nepal, Pakistan Travel Adapter - 4 in 1 Power Plug (Type D), Universal Socket Plug accepts Plugs from any country, Perfect for Cell Phones, Laptops, Chargers and More (GP4-10)
The GP4-10 features two sockets to connect two power cords and two USB ports to charge your USB devices abroad. The universal input socket will accept plug from almost any country including the 2-prong or 3-prong N. American plugs.
Compatible Countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan
india, maldives travel plug adapter set by ceptics, safe dual usb & usbc 3.1a 2 usa socket compact & powerful use in pakistan, nepal, bangladesh includes type d, type c swadapt attachments
4 in 1 equipped with 2 USA sockets along with USB & USB-C charging ports, Ceptics pack series plug adapter allows you to charge 4 devices simultaneously, makes it perfect for families or those traveling in groups, especially handy in hotel rooms with limited plug sockets. Small & powerful compact size 1.95"X 1.61" X 2.19", approx. 20% smaller than competitors, makes it perfect for travel, easily put it in your handbag or suitcase. And its powerful allows you to charge up to 3.1 a total. So you no longer have to waste your precious vacation time waiting in the hotel room while your device is charging. Voltage indicator our built in Voltage indicator allows you to automatically detect the voltage coming out of the socket. So you can make sure you don't plug in a 110V only device in a 220V Country. Dual voltage & USB devices Compatible pack is compatible with all USB & USB-C charged devices. Any mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, cell phones, tablets, cameras, Laptops, watches, fitness devices and so on. For other items, make sure you check the voltage of your device. It must be in the range of input: 100-240V. Especially for items like hair dryers, curling irons and hair straighteners. It will be listed somewhere on the device or products Adapter. Full Ceptics warranty we offer dedicated support on all our products and a 2 year replacement warranty. If anything goes wrong with the adapter we will replace it with a New one No questions asked. Just contact us. & Nbsp; UPC NO: 850003235417 SKU: ADIB07Z45S5ZM
Maldives Power Plug Adapter Travel Set Ceptics Safe Dual USB amp USBC 31A 2 USA Outlet Compact amp Powerful Use In Pakistan Nepal Bangladesh Includes Type D Type C SWadAPt Attachments
4 in 1 equipped with 2 USA sockets along with USB & USB-C charging ports, Ceptics pack series plug adapter allows you to charge 4 devices simultaneously, makes it perfect for families or those traveling in groups, especially handy in hotel rooms with limited plug sockets. Small & powerful compact size 1.95"X 1.61" X 2.19", approx. 20% smaller than competitors, makes it perfect for travel, easily put it in your handbag or suitcase. And its powerful allows you to charge up to 3.1 a total. So you no longer have to waste your precious vacation time waiting in the hotel room while your device is charging. Voltage indicator our built in Voltage indicator allows you to automatically detect the voltage coming out of the socket. So you can make sure you don't plug in a 110V only device in a 220V Country. Dual voltage & USB devices Compatible pack is compatible with all USB & USB-C charged devices. Any mobile device such as iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones, cell phones, tablets, cameras, Laptops, watches, fitness devices and so on. For other items, make sure you check the voltage of your device. It must be in the range of input: 100-240V. Especially for items like hair dryers, curling irons and hair straighteners. It will be listed somewhere on the device or products Adapter. Full Ceptics warranty we offer dedicated support on all our products and a 2 year replacement warranty. If anything goes wrong with the adapter we will replace it with a New one No questions asked. Just contact us. & Nbsp;