He went to study at the art academy at Rabindranath Tagore 's university in Shantiniketan and developed a liking for painting and sculpture. Largely owing to his father's influence, he was also involved in politics, supporting the cause of the Pashtuns of British India. He was arrested by the Government of Pakistan in — although he had given up politics by then — and remained in prison till , in various jails all over the country. It was during these years that he wrote his poem collection Da Panjray Chaghaar , which he considered the best work of his life. His contribution to literature often unpublished was ignored by the Pakistan government for much of his life although near the end of his life his works did receive much praise and as well as an award from the Government of Pakistan. For his contributions to Pashto literature and painting, the President of Pakistan, General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, conferred on him the prestigious award of Sitara-e-Imtiaz 23 March

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He wants to introduce the Pathan to us and make him tell us "of his struggle and his dreams, of his love and his feuds, his field and his watch-tower, his new rifle and his old wife". For as the author says,"his violent nature, strong body and tender heart make a very unstable combination for living, but an ideal one for poetry and colour". Get A Copy. Paperback , 51 pages. More Details Original Title. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Pathans , please sign up.

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View 2 comments. Feb 16, Aimal Khan rated it it was amazing. This crafty little book does well to showcase the pathans contradictory nature and exposes some of the major inconsistencies in their culture and their struggle for trying to strike a balance between their culture and religion. Although published in , much of it still holds true to this day. Its a must read for anyone trying to understanding the most complicated simplicity of all; The Pathans. Aug 08, Anne Michelsen rated it it was amazing.

It is a great book by a great poet, I will recommend it to everyone -and I think everybody should read it. The book has a genial humour and a simple and very convincing literary style. Read it!!

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