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Regret Deeply moving, Ikramullah s two novellas skilfully evoke the long shadow cast by the violence of Partition Regret brilliantly recreates a childhood shattered by the Partition of India inAnd Out of Sight recounts the story of Ismail, who narrowly escaped the carnage ofin his youth

  • 264 pages
  • Regret
  • Mohammed Ikramullah
  • English
  • 04 June 2018
  • 0143423126

About the Author: Mohammed Ikramullah

Mohammad Ikramullah KCMG hon , CIE 1903 1963 was a prominent figure in the administration of Pakistan at the time of independence As a member of the provisional government of Pakistan, before the independence, he was Secretary and Advisor at the Ministries of Commerce, Information and Broadcasting, Commonwealth Relations and Foreign Affairs He was also a member of Muslim League partition committee and a close companian of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.After independence, he was appointed the first Foreign Secretary of Pakistan in 1947 He also remained the Ambassador of Pakistan to Canada, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom He was married to a leading figure of Pakistan independence movement Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, and father of Princess Sarvath of Jordan.Note He used Ikramullah only as his name for literary activities instead of Muhammad Ikramullah.



10 thoughts on “Regret

  1. says:

    Not having read any fiction around Partition from the other side of the border, besides Manto, I was intrigued by this book when I read the blurb at the library A set of two novellas, Regret and Out Of Sight, Ikramullah powerfully recreates the memories of childhood as well as the fears of adults in Partition time undivided India.Of the two novellas, Regret is thebeautifully written one, bringing alive the heat, dust and laziness of an ordinary childhood in Amritsar of the 1940s but o Not having read any fiction around Partition from the other side of the border, besides Manto, I was intrigued by this book when I read the blurb at the library A set of two novellas, Regret and Out Of Sight, Ikramullah powerfully recreates the memories of childhood as well as the fears of adults in Partition time undivided India.Of the two novellas, Regret is thebeautifully written one, bringing alive the heat, dust and laziness of an ordinary childhood in Amritsar of the 1940s but one that is fated to go through extraordinarily traumatic times Out Of Sight ispolemical with the characters taking various ideological stances as a consequence they feel less real than the ones in Regret Nonetheless it is an important book that shows how Pakistan has managed to recreate the hatred of pre Partition India even within the Islamic paradise that was to be created by recreating that hatred among various Islamic sects.I am glad I came across this book and author

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