The Jinnah Anthology Launched

dsc_3974The Oxford University Press, at a local hotel here in Karachi, on 20th of April, 2009, launched the second edition “The Jinnah Anthology”, Compiled and edited by Liaquat Merchant and professor Sharif al Mujahid, The new edition is a hard back voluminous book which contains extensive material on the subject with a number newly written and old articles, excerpts, personal recollections, tributes by renowned authors and distinguished people from world over, photos of some rare documents, along with quotes, speeches, statements and memorable and rare photographs of Muhammad Ali jinnah.

dsc_3944The event started with a brief address by Ameena Saiyid and then Mr. Liaquat Merchant after a short speech and took us to a journey to introduced the book through a detailed power point presentation which showed sections of books and some important quotes, letters and writings included in the book.

The event doubled as a ceremony to present The Jinnah Awards by the Jinnah Society to two distinguished personalities in recognition of their outstanding services to Pakistan. Mr Ardeshir Cowasjee presented the awards on behalf of The Jinnah Society. The first Award was presented to Air marshal (Retd.) M. Asghar Khan and another one posthumous award to late Ahmed Ali Khan, the former editor and chief, Dawn. Which was received by his wife.

dsc_3968The event followed with a keynote address by Najam Sethi, editor-in-chief, The Friday times, The daily times and daily Aajkal who said the book will prove to be an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, historians, and students. And is essential reading for those who seek to understand the visionary behind Pakistan’s creation. After which Professor Sharif al Mujahid concluded the event with a brief address.

The book is available on all OUP outlets, countrywide.

52 Comments so far

  1. kabirdas on May 2nd, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

    @ Fasee

    KD’s ustad (yes, KD has an ustad also) used to advice: Catch a bull by its lull. One of these days I am going to ask him what kind of effect it will produce on uncle bull:-)

  2. fasee on May 3rd, 2009 @ 4:55 pm


    "Ustad telling to pull the bull by its lull"

    Sir if dat wud have been my ustaad/maulvi …. I wud have put him into police custody for attempted child molestion…

    .implied .understanding dat by BULL he meant himself.

    Otherwise, he wud have stayed on coruse with the grabbing the bull by its balls routine I recomend to my shagirds..:)

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