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Vintage Cowasjee: A Selection Of Writings From DAWN 1984-2011

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Vintage Cowasjee is a selection of some 200 columns from the writings of Ardeshir Cowasjee that have appeared in Dawn over the past twenty-plus years. Focusing on issues as diverse as politics, environment, human rights, judiciary, Karachi, his friends and other personalities he has known, these articles are as pertinent today as they were when they were first written. ...more
Hardcover, 800 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Sama Editorial & Publishing Services
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Azar Ali Zain
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Recommends it for: Karachiites
Recommended to Azar Ali by: Zaheer Kidvai (via his blog)
Published just before the death of Cowasjee, the more happy I was to get the book, the more sad I am. Mainly because this book tells the painful decline Pakistan in general and Karachi in particular has gone through since Jinnah left.

I thought it would just be a collection of articles, but the categorization in the book is a bit helpful and makes it a reference book for me in a way, when I want to recall the past as perceived by Ardeshir Cowasjee.

A very good work by Tyaba Habib and his team at S
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Ardeshir Cowasjee was a renowned Pakistani newspaper columnist from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. His columns regularly appeared in the country's oldest English newspaper, Dawn. He was also the Chairman of the Cowasjee Group which was the financier of many scholarships for students wishing to pursue higher education. These included grants for both local and overseas education. Due to his philanthropic ...more
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