ISBN 9788129130952,The Supreme Jihad

The Supreme Jihad



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788129130952

ISBN-10 8129130955


Number of Pages 88 Pages
Language (English)

Oriental religions

This Book Depicts Pakistan Through The Eyes Of A Self Absorbed, Party-Hopping Socialite. Summary Of The Book A Quirky And Hilarious Account Of Life In Pakistan, Seen From The Perspective Of A Boneheaded But Charming High Society Party-Hopper. Butterfly Khan Loves Social Events And Parties. She Loves Her Husband But She Does Not Understand Most Things Her Husband And His Friends Are Concerned About. Butterfly'S Husband Is Addressed Just As Janoo. Janoo Is Intelligent, Well Informed, And Aristocratic. Butterfly Is Just Well Informed On All The Latest Scandals In High Society, Likes To Express Her Opinions On Everything, And In A Language That Is A Typical Subcontinental Mix, Mashing Up Both English And The Vernacular, Coming Up With Startlingly Colorful Expressions. And So, The Book, A Diary Of The Delightful Butterfly, Covers A Crucial Period In Pakistan'S Very Recent History, From 2001 To 2008, Which Covers Events Such As The Taliban'S Dangerous Missions, 9/11, And Benazir Bhutto'S Assassination. In Between Are Tumultuous And World Shaking Events, Like America'S Invasion Of Afghanistan, Pakistan'S Reluctant Aid To Their Allies, Rising Confrontation With India, And Political Upheavals. Amidst All This, Butterfly Sails On, Unconcerned, Her Main Worry Being How Any Outside Event Will Affect Her Social Life, And The Social And Fashion Triumphs And Gaffs Of Her Circle. At The Various Parties She Attends, She Is Bored By Her Husband'S Friends And Their Conversational Topics. Still She Likes To Express Her Opinions Too. After All, She Has Many 'Inside Sauces' Of Information, Like Her Maalish Woman'S Sister'S Husband'S Relative Who Happens To Be A Gardener Or Something In The House Of A General'S Brother. So, She Naturally Has Inside Access To These Things. So, When Someone Is Discussing The Arsalan Case With Her Janoo, She Casually Says She Sees The Army'S Hand In This, Because She Knows From Her 'Sauces' That The Army Is ' Pulling The Chief Justness' Springs.' When Her Audience Recover From The Shock, One Of Janoo'S Friends Tell Her She Must Not Indulge In Wild Speculations, She Must Wait For Full Disclosure. Janoo Scoffs Saying They Would Have To Wait Till The Cows Come Home For A Full Disclosure. At That Moment, In Walks A Lady In A See-Through Kurta. Such Are The Delightful Anecdotes From The Interesting Diary Of Butterfly. About Moni Mohsin Moni Mohsin Is A Pakistani Columnist And Author. Other Books By Moni Mohsin Are Tender Hooks, And The End Of Innocence. Her First Novel Was A Moving Coming-Of-Age Story, While The Diary Of A Social Butterfly Is A Delightful Political Satire In The Guise Of The Diary Of A Silly, Self-Absorbed Socialite. Moni Mohsin Was Born In 1963. She Studied At Cambridge University And Started Pakistan'S First Environmental Magazine. Her Columns Are Regularly Published In Various Newspapers And Magazines Like The Guardian, Vogue, The Nation, Boston Review Etc. The Book, The Diary Of A Social Butterfly, Is A Compilation Of Selections From Her Column Of The Same Name In The Friday Times.