A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents, A by S. Akhtar Ehtisham

By S. Akhtar Ehtisham

This sweeping narrative sketches the political and monetary realities of the earlier fifty years whereas tracing an eventful existence from the turmoil following the partition of India and the construction of Pakistan to the current day. Discussing politics, executive rules, and well known routine, Dr. Ehtisham exhibits how countries in addition to person lives are formed via ancient occasions, fiscal adjustments, spiritual fundamentalism, classification platforms and racial divides. via his personal event as a physician and sanatorium director, he compares the complicated social security web country of the post-war united kingdom with regimes which are made up our minds to work out humans "stand on their lonesome toes" — even if the industrial method has already minimize them off on the knees.

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Annoyed, he turned to Panth, who gave him the excuse that the mike was not working. Workers scrambled to sort out the mike. He started again. The crowd erupted again. Now Panth blamed the gaslights hanging in front, obscuring public view of him. People could not see Pundit Ji. The lights were removed. The clamor did not diminish. At this point Nehru lost his composure completely. Shouting at the top of his voice, he asked if they could not hear or see him, or was it an exhibition of insolence. He went on, targeting refugees, teachers, students, policemen and trade unions in turn, threatening to have refugees who had despoiled Lucknow’s historic gardens and parks thrown across the Gomti (a local river), and to close 1 People in the north of India addressed elders and those they were not familiar with as “aap”; it denotes high regard.

It also sent UN peacekeeping force to keep the combatants apart at the cease-fire line. 1 The Sikhs had deluded themselves into believing that the city would go to India. Though only 40% of the population, non-Muslims controlled 90% of education and health, 86% of industry and commerce and 75% of agriculture of the province. The Sikhs 1 After the fall of the Moghal Empire, the Punjab and much of what is current Pakistan (barring Sindh and Baluchistan), had fallen to the Sikhs. Please refer to The Other Side of Silence by Urvashi Batalia 36 Chapter 3.

3 A delicious ice cream and yogurt drink, very refreshing in the sultry heat of Indian summers. 37 A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents - A Pakistani View There were linguistic and cultural problems too. ” We called beggars Sain. Among the Punjabis “Tusi” was a mark of respect. With us it sounded like a corrupted version of “Tum,” an expression indicative of familiarity. Many a quarrel, sometimes ugly, would erupt between the natives and newcomers on such seemingly trivial issues.

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