Pakistan is both an old and a new country. Its people are hospitable yet sometimes wary of outsiders. We shall explore some fascinating contradictions of this little understood nation.  Modern Pakistan continues to wrestle with change and we shall reflect on the nature of progress there.  This course is for the armchair traveller as well as for the intrepid explorer

BOOKLIST

Non-Fiction

Alexander, Michael & Sushila Anand, Queen Victoria’s Maharajah – Duleep Singh 1838-93, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980 (Phoenix Press pbk, 2001).

Allen, Charles, Soldier Sahibs – the Men who made the North-West Frontier, London: Abacus, 2000.

Allen, Charles, Kipling Sahib – India and the making of Rudyard Kipling, London: Little, Brown, 2007.

Armstrong, Karen, A Letter to Pakistan, Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Armstrong, Karen, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Chaudhry, Zia, Just Your Average Muslim, London: Short Books, 2015.

Crile, George, Charlie Wilson’s War, London: Atlantic Books, 2007.

Dalrymple, William, The Last Mughal – the fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857, London: Bloomsbury, 2006.

Dalrymple, William, Return of a King – The Battle for Afghanistan, London: Bloomsbury 2013.

Fairley, Jean, The Lion River – The Indus, London: Penguin Books, 1975.

Halliday, Tony (ed.), Pakistan, (Insight Guide) Singapore: Apa Publications, 3rd edition, 2007.

Hopkirk, Peter, The Great Game – On Secret Service in High Asia, London: John Murray, 1990/2006.

Khan, Imran, Pakistan – a personal history, London: Bantam Press, 2011.

Khan, Imran, Warrior Race – a journey through the land of the Tribal Pathans, London: Chatto & Windus, 1993.

King, John, Bradley Mayhew and David St Vincent, Pakistan, London: Lonely Planet Publications, 5th edition, 1998.

Lieven, Anatol, Pakistan – a Hard Country, London: Penguin Books, 2011.

Moorhouse, Geoffrey, To The Frontier, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1984.

Musharraf, Pervez, In The Line of Fire – a memoir, London: Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Oborne, Peter, Wounded Tiger – A history of Cricket in Pakistan, London: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Palin, Michael, Himalaya, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.

Robinson, Andrew, India – A Short History, London: Thames & Hudson, 2014.

Seervai, H M, Partition of India – Legend and Reality, Oxford: Oxford University Pres, 2005.

von Tunzelmann, Alex, Indian Summer – the secret history of the end of an Empire, London: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Yousafzai, Malala, with Christina Lamb, I Am Malala – the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013 (updated 2014).

 

Fiction

Hamid, Mohsin, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Kureishi, Hanif, The Buddha of Suburbia, London: Faber & Faber, 1990.

Manto, Saadat Hasan, A Wet Afternoon – stories, sketches, reminiscences, (trans. Khalid Hasan) Islamabad: Alhamra printing, 2001.

Mohsin, Moni, The Diary of a Social Butterfly, Lahore: Vanguard Books, 2009.

Rushdie, Salman, Midnight’s Children, London: Jonathan Cape, 1981.

Scott, Paul, The Raj Quartet, London William Heinemann:

The Jewel in the Crown (1966).

The Day of the Scorpion (1968).

The Towers of Silence (1971).

A Division of the Spoils (1975).

Shamsie, Kamila, A God in Every Stone, London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Shamsie, Muneeza, A Dragonfly in the Sun – an anthology of Pakistani writings in English, Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1997.