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    Parliament se bazaar-e-husn tuk

    has anyone read this book? is the information in this book authentic? can we beleive in the contents???

    any ideas?


    PS: if admins don't think that this topic belongs to this section, please move it to Pakistan.

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    Going to...errr Culture and lit

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      no one has read this book? or knows about authenticity of material in it?

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        I had read the book sometime back, when it originally came out .... and provided comments when someone else asked about it here. Now, I couldn't find the thread. In any case, here it is, again ...

        This book is a collection of various news stories that make the rounds AFTER a ruler has been disposed off. It talks about various affairs and marriages and ishk-mashkay of our useless politicians. It talks about each politician in a different chapter... as expected the choicest chapters belong to Khar, Imran Khan, and some of the old old politicians of 1950's and 1960's (the morals were obviously quite loose at that time). Then it gives half-baked stories about Benazir, Nawaz Sharif, and some other current politicians. It also tries to name names as to which tawaif had a daughter from which politician...like, who cares!

        It doesn't have any original material. You probably know all the stories that are there. The editor, hasn't even tried to verify any of the news-stories for authentication and plainly disclaims responsbility right at the beginning of the book. At every point he tried to provide the original source (newspaper name) from where he has picked up the juicy bits.

        So all in all, its yellow journalism at its worst. Think of it as a "National Enquirer" in book form. Rumours, half-truths and truths are blantantly inter-mixed to make the book spicy and hopefully bolster its sales.

        You can read it to make up your own mind.

        There, now you got it.

        [This message has been edited by Pristine (edited September 19, 2001).]

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          Originally posted by Pristine:
          I had read the book sometime back, when it originally came out .... and provided comments when someone else asked about it here. Now, I couldn't find the thread. In any case, here it is, again ...

          This book is a collection of various news stories that make the rounds AFTER a ruler has been disposed off. It talks about various affairs and marriages and ishk-mashkay of our useless politicians. It talks about each politician in a different chapter... as expected the choicest chapters belong to Khar, Imran Khan, and some of the old old politicians of 1950's and 1960's (the morals were obviously quite loose at that time). Then it gives half-baked stories about Benazir, Nawaz Sharif, and some other current politicians. It also tries to name names as to which tawaif had a daughter from which politician...like, who cares!

          It doesn't have any original material. You probably know all the stories that are there. The editor, hasn't even tried to verify any of the news-stories for authentication and plainly disclaims responsbility right at the beginning of the book. At every point he tried to provide the original source (newspaper name) from where he has picked up the juicy bits.

          So all in all, its yellow journalism at its worst. Think of it as a "National Enquirer" in book form. Rumours, half-truths and truths are blantantly inter-mixed to make the book spicy and hopefully bolster its sales.

          You can read it to make up your own mind.

          There, now you got it.

          [This message has been edited by Pristine (edited September 19, 2001).]
          Thanks , thats kind of what I had thought about it too.

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