Pakistan: A Personal History

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The fascinating story of Pakistan, seen through the eyes of its most famous son, Imran Khan.

Subject: History
Pakistan: A Personal History, Imran Khan

Born only five years after Pakistan was created in 1947, Imran Khan has lived his country's history. Undermined by a ruling elite, and unable to protect its people from the carnage of regular bombings from terrorists and its own ally, America, Pakistan has for years suffered from instability. Now Imran Khan and his own political party, the Tehreek-e-Insaf, offer a real political alternative for the people of Pakistan at a time when tension between Pakistan's government and the powerful military has reached dangerous new levels. How did this flashpoint of volatility and injustice come about?

Pakistan: A Personal History provides a unique insider's view of a country unfamiliar to a western audience. Woven into this history we see how Imran Khan's personal life - his happy childhood in Lahore, his Oxford education, his extraordinary cricketing career, his marriage to Jemima Goldsmith, his mother's influence and that of his Islamic faith - inform both the historical narrativeandhis current philanthropic and political activities. It is at once absorbing and insightful, casting fresh light upon a country whose culture he believes is largely misunderstood by the West.

Available Formats

  • Paperback
    $22.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780857500649
    Published: 01/08/2012
    Imprint: Bantam
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781446438244
    Published: 01/11/2011
    Imprint: Transworld Digital
    Extent: 448 pages
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"A must-read for anyone interested in the intrigue of politics in the most dangerous country on earth" - Sunday Times