ISBN 9789350291740,Chingari: Pakistan Ka Atit Aur Bhavishya

Chingari: Pakistan Ka Atit Aur Bhavishya





Harper Collins India

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350291740

ISBN-10 9350291746


Number of Pages 348 Pages
Language (Hindi)


M.J. Akbar embarks on a historical whodunnit to trace the journey of an idea, and the events, people, circumstances and mindset that divided India. The investigation spans a thousand years, and features an extraordinary cast: visionaries, opportunists, statesmen, tyrants, plunderers, generals, and an unusual collection of theologians, beginning with Shah Waliullah who created a ?theory of distance? to protect ?Islamic identity? from Hindus and Hinduism. Akbar brings an impressive array of research, perception and analysis to solve this puzzle, writing the story in a fluent, engaging style that makes a difficult subject deceptively accessible. There could be no better guide to the subcontinent?s past, and a glimpse into its future. About the Author M.J. Akbar started his career as a journalist with the Times of India and then went on to work with the Illustrated Weekly of India, Onlooker, Sunday and the Sunday Guardian. In 1989 he took some time off to enter politics, but resigned in 1992 and returned to journalism and full-time writing. He started the Asian Age in February 1994. In 2010 he joined India Today and Headlines Today as editorial director. Among his critically acclaimed books are India: The Siege Within, Challenges to a Nation?s Unity, Riot After Riot, Nehru: The Making of India and Kashmir: Behind The Vale.