A talk on REIMAGINING PAKISTAN By its Author Hussain Haqqani

6:30 PM on Friday 13 April 2018

FCC BOOK CLUB

 

Cordially invites you to a talk on

 

REIMAGINING PAKISTAN

 

By its Author Hussain Haqqani

 

At 6.30pm on Friday, 13 April 2018

At the FCC Auditorium

 

The book will be available at a special prize of Rs 600.

 

S Venkat Narayan

President

 

The Book:Salman Rushdie once described Pakistan as a ‘poorly imagined country’. Pakistan has meant different things to different people since its birth 70 years ago. Armed with nuclear weapons and dominated by the military and militants, it is variously described around the world as ‘dangerous’, ‘unstable’, ‘a terrorist incubator’ and ‘the land of the intolerant’.

 

 

The Author:In Reimagining Pakistan, Pakistani diplomat Husain Haqqani offers a candid discussion of Pakistan’s origins and its current failings, with suggestions for reconsidering its ideology, and identifies a national purpose greater than the rivalry with India. Basically, he deconstructs current Pakistan, and calls for a bold re-conceptualization of the country.

 

Haqqani is Pakistan’s leading dissident public intellectual. In addition to serving as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011, he was an adviser to three civilian prime ministers, including Nawaz Sharif and the late Benazir Bhutto. Haqqani currently lives in exile in the United States, where he is Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute.

 

He is co-editor of the journal Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. His books include Pakistan Between Mosque and Military; Magnificent Delusions: US, Pakistan and an Epic History of Misunderstanding; and India v Pakistan: Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?