MY LIFE & TIMES: ABDUL SAMAD KHAN ACHAKZAI. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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9789692347709
Khan Shaheed Research Center
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2022
706 Pages
Hardbound with Dust cover
9789692347709

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Written originally in Pushto and translated by Khan Muhammad Achakzai in english. It is undoubtedly the most awaiting autobiography of 2022 as Khan Shaheed’s political philosophy inspired millions across the globe. A towering figure of the movement of independence in sub-continent, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai’s political career spanned the colonial and post-colonial eras. His progressive politics were national-democratic, anti-imperialist and anti-feudal. He advocated for democracy, civil rights and the rule of law and envisioned a singlePashtun province, which would incorporate all of the contiguous Pashtun-inhabited areas east of the Durand Line from Chitral to Bolan with Pashto as the working language and medium of instructions. Altogether, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 40 years of his 66 year life, a time he used to gain academic credentials and pen most of this autobiography Mullah (cleric) by training, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai was also a literary figure, who remained editor of his own newspaper Istiqlal (sovereignty). He had great love for his mother tongue Pashto and devised a phonetic script, which brought its alphabet into conformity with its phonology and eased its adaption to the modern demands of printing. He is reverentially remembered as “Khan Shaheed” the Martyr Khan.

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A towering figure of the movement of independence in sub-continent, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai’s political career spanned the colonial and post-colonial eras. His progressive politics were national-democratic, anti-imperialist and anti-feudal. He advocated for democracy, civil rights and the rule of law and envisioned a single Pashtun province, which would incorporate all of the contiguous Pashtun-inhabited areas east of the Durand Line from Chitral to Bolan with Pashto as the working language and medium of instructions. Altogether, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 40 years of his 66 year life, a time he used to gain academic credentials and pen most of this autobiography Mullah (cleric) by training, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai was also a literary figure, who remained editor of his own newspaper Istiqlal (sovereignty). He had great love for his mother tongue Pashto and devised a phonetic script, which brought its alphabet into conformity with its phonology and eased its adaption to the modern demands of printing. He is reverentially remembered as “Khan Shaheed” the Martyr Khan.

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About the Author

Governor (R) Muhammad Khan Achakzai took an initiative to translate Khan Shaheed's Autobiography originally written in Pushto back in late 60s and early 70s. He was born in Inayatullah Karez on July 1, 1939. He received primary education at his village school before completing his senior Cambridge at St. Francis Grammar School Quetta, BA from Forman Christian College Lahore and Masters from University of Peshawar. He also received a Masters in Economics from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He started his professional career as Lecturer at Degree College Quetta before moving to the Planning and Development Commission from where he retired as Member Planning and Joint Chief Economist. After retirement, he served on the board of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. Muhammad Khan Achakzai served as the 23rd Governor of Balochistan from June 11. 2013 till October 6, 2018.

MY LIFE & TIMES: ABDUL SAMAD KHAN ACHAKZAI. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Written originally in Pushto and translated by Khan Muhammad Achakzai in english. It is undoubtedly the most awaiting autobiography of 2022 as Khan Shaheed’s political philosophy inspired millions across the globe. A towering figure of the movement of independence in sub-continent, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai’s political career spanned the colonial and post-colonial eras. His progressive politics were national-democratic, anti-imperialist and anti-feudal. He advocated for democracy, civil rights and the rule of law and envisioned a singlePashtun province, which would incorporate all of the contiguous Pashtun-inhabited areas east of the Durand Line from Chitral to Bolan with Pashto as the working language and medium of instructions. Altogether, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 40 years of his 66 year life, a time he used to gain academic credentials and pen most of this autobiography Mullah (cleric) by training, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai was also a literary figure, who remained editor of his own newspaper Istiqlal (sovereignty). He had great love for his mother tongue Pashto and devised a phonetic script, which brought its alphabet into conformity with its phonology and eased its adaption to the modern demands of printing. He is reverentially remembered as “Khan Shaheed” the Martyr Khan.

Description

A towering figure of the movement of independence in sub-continent, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai's political career spanned the colonial and post-colonial eras. His progressive politics were national-democratic, anti-imperialist and anti-feudal. He advocated for democracy, civil rights and the rule of law and envisioned a single Pashtun province, which would incorporate all of the contiguous Pashtun-inhabited areas east of the Durand Line from Chitral to Bolan with Pashto as the working language and medium of instructions. Altogether, he was sentenced to imprisonment for 40 years of his 66 year life, a time he used to gain academic credentials and pen most of this autobiography Mullah (cleric) by training, Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai was also a literary figure, who remained editor of his own newspaper Istiqlal (sovereignty). He had great love for his mother tongue Pashto and devised a phonetic script, which brought its alphabet into conformity with its phonology and eased its adaption to the modern demands of printing. He is reverentially remembered as "Khan Shaheed" the Martyr Khan.

Praise and Reviews

Not available

About the Author

Governor (R) Muhammad Khan Achakzai took an initiative to translate Khan Shaheed's Autobiography originally written in Pushto back in late 60s and early 70s. He was born in Inayatullah Karez on July 1, 1939. He received primary education at his village school before completing his senior Cambridge at St. Francis Grammar School Quetta, BA from Forman Christian College Lahore and Masters from University of Peshawar. He also received a Masters in Economics from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He started his professional career as Lecturer at Degree College Quetta before moving to the Planning and Development Commission from where he retired as Member Planning and Joint Chief Economist. After retirement, he served on the board of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. Muhammad Khan Achakzai served as the 23rd Governor of Balochistan from June 11. 2013 till October 6, 2018.
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