A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents, A by S. Akhtar Ehtisham

By S. Akhtar Ehtisham

This sweeping narrative sketches the political and financial realities of the previous fifty years whereas tracing an eventful existence from the turmoil following the partition of India and the production of Pakistan to the current day. Discussing politics, executive guidelines, and renowned pursuits, Dr. Ehtisham indicates how countries in addition to person lives are formed through old occasions, fiscal alterations, spiritual fundamentalism, category platforms and racial divides. via his personal adventure as a physician and health facility director, he compares the complicated social protection internet country of the post-war united kingdom with regimes which are made up our minds to work out humans "stand on their lonesome toes" — even if the commercial process has already minimize them off on the knees.

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To hasten the collapse, Nehru and Patel withheld Pakistan’s share of the joint assets. Mountbatten aided and abetted them. The patently lame excuse they gave was that Pakistan would use the funds to wage more effective aggression in Kashmir. And collapse it would — it did not even have funds to pay salary to government servants — if the Nizam of Hyderabad had not come to the rescue. Reputedly the Bill Gates of his time, he gave Pakistan two hundred million ru34 Chapter 3. Negotiations for Transfer of Power and Partition pees (equivalent to about $150 million at today’s value).

Agha Khan was prominent among those present and was to be its president for a long time in later years. A. Jinnah. For a while he served as Dada Bhoy’s secretary. Sharp as a needle, unshakable in resolve, confident to the point of arrogance, he rose rapidly in INC ranks. He also reached dizzying heights in his profession. His biographers have related numerous incidents in his life, highlighting his courage, integrity, determination and skill as an attorney and a debater. 1 He advocated secular politics and constitutional methods and firmly believed in Hindu–Muslim unity.

India under Britain had two administrative divisions. Most of the country was ruled directly by Britain. About one third of the country comprising princely states was ruled through hereditary princes. The fiction of the princes having ceded certain discretionary rights to the paramount power was maintained. A British resident was, on paper, an “ambassador” from the mother country, but in effect supervised the state administration. The treaty agreements included a provision that if and when the British crown surrendered its paramount status, the ceded powers would revert to the princes.

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