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BOOKS IN BRIEF

June 10, 2018

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Hard and Bloody Road to Independence:
Timor Leste
Tariq Ashraf Mughal

A history of the country that gained independence in 2002, and a record of the author’s own experiences with its people and culture during his service as a United Nations Police officer.

Qissa Jin Pari Ka
Shahid Mubashir

The conflict between tradition and rebellious, youthful passion is universally accepted to have potential for great drama, and the poet shares his support for the new reality of educated Pakistan youth breaking away from shackles of the past.

Singapore: Miracle of a Mentor — Study of Political Economy
Aqila Khwaja

An examination of how Singapore went from poverty to prosperity in the span of just one generation, and analysis of its political and economic strategies that may be applicable to other countries.

Water: Abundance, Scarcity and Security in the Age of Humanity
Jeremy J. Schmidt

An intellectual history of America’s water management philosophy, that explains how it came to dominate and ultimately shape programmes of global governance of the Earth’s water resources.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, June 10th, 2018