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My life's journey : the early years (1966-1988)

Author: Alt̤āf Ḥusain; K̲h̲ālid At̤har; Matthew A Cook; Robert Nichols, (Professor of history); ʻAbdurraḥmān Ṣiddīqī
Publisher: Karachi, Pakistan ; Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on a long interview of Altaf Husain, the present day Chief of the now Muttahida Qaumi Movement (previously Mohajir Qaumi Movement), this book is an account of the protagonist's life and political career up to the year 1988. It provides illuminating insights into the rise of a powerful political party and its charismatic leader. Husain's early encounters with prejudice against a straggling group of immigrants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Alt̤āf Ḥusain; Alt̤āf Ḥusain
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alt̤āf Ḥusain; K̲h̲ālid At̤har; Matthew A Cook; Robert Nichols, (Professor of history); ʻAbdurraḥmān Ṣiddīqī
ISBN: 9780199063413 0199063419
OCLC Number: 759061713
Language Note: Text in English. Translation of Safar-i zindagī : Em Kiyū Em kī kahānī, Alt̤āf Ḥusain kī zabānī (Lāhaur : Jang Pablisharz, 1988).
Notes: Note from publisher of original work : "Safar-e-Zindagi is based on a lengthy interview, extended over a period of time, which Mr [sic] Altaf Hussain, founder and leader of the MQM, accorded to the journalist Khalid Athar. It was first published in the leading Urdu daily Jang. Now it is being presented in book form to apprise readers of the early struggle of the MQM and its leader's philosophy and views."--Page xi.
Description: xlvi, 199 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The Birth of the Movement --
Admission to the B. Sc. Course --
Admission to B. Pharmacy --
The Role of Students' Unions --
The Idea of a Fifth Nationality --
My Role in the Nizam-e-Mustafa Movement --
My Involvement with the Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) --
The Moving Spirit of the Mohajir Movement --
Who was Responsible for the Language Clashes in Sindh? --
The Founding of APMSO: The Background --
Reaction to the Launch of APMSO --
APMSO's Field of Activities --
Applying for a Room in the Hostel --
The First Admissions Campaign at the University of Karachi --
Devotion to the Success of the Mission --
The Need for Funds for the Movement --
Another Mohajir Organization --
Taking Part in the Students' Union Elections --
The Condition of Educational Institutions --
After the Banishment from Educational Institutions --
The Launching of the MQM --
The Importance of the MQM --
Steadfastness of the Mohajirs --
Success in the Local Bodies Elections --
The Law and Order Situation in Karachi --
The Role of the Drug Mafia --
Jail Experiences --
Punishment by the Martial Law Court --
The Second Arrest --Interrogation in Jail --
The Third Arrest --
My First Meeting with G.M. Syed --
G.M. Syed and the MQM --
G.M. Syed --
MQM and Other Leaders of Sindh --
MQM's Stand on the Rights of the People --
Plans for Expansion of the MQM --
The MQM in National Politics --
The MQM's Afghan Policy --
The Political Predictions of Pir Saheb Pagara --
Choosing the Mayor of Karachi --
The Local Police Force in Sindh --
Our Stand on the Quota System in Sindh --
The MQM's Stand on the Population of Karachi --
Controlling Law and Order in Karachi --
The Mohajirs: A Separate Nationality --
The First, or the Tribal Period --
The Second, or the Feudal Age --
The Third, or the Modern Industrial Age --
Nation and Nationality --
The Beginnings of Mohajir Nationality --
The Desire to Maintain the Identity of the Nationality --
The Reason for the MQM's Popularity --
Enmity with the MQM --
Attempts on My Life --
Taking Part in the Elections --
The Issue of My Marriage --
My Family's Part in the Movement --
The Kalabagh Dam --
Why the Stress on the Word 'Mohajir'? --
Who are the Mohajirs? --
Afterword.
Other Titles: Safar-i zindagī
Responsibility: Altaf Hussain ; a translation of Safar-e-zindagi, original Urdu version compiled by Khalid Athar : foreword by Matthew A. Cook : introductions by Robert Nichols, A.R. Siddiqi.
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Based on a long interview of Altaf Hussain, the present day Chief of the now Muttahida Qaumi Movement (previously Mohajir Qaumi Movement), this book is an account of the protagonist's life and  Read more...

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a welcome addition to the literature on the intranationalist clashes in Pakistan. It is an essential read for anyone interested in Mohajir struggle and politics. Muslim World Book Review

 
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