The Dust of the Road: A Translation of Gard-e-Raah by Akhtar Husain RaipuriThe Dust of the Road: A Translation of Gard-e-Raah by Akhtar Husain Raipuri

The Dust of the Road: A Translation of Gard-e-Raah

byAkhtar Husain RaipuriTranslated byAmina Azfar

Hardcover | August 26, 2007

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This book is the translation of the Urdu memoir, Gard-e-Raah, which was first published as a serialized autobiography in the Urdu journal Afkar, to enthusiastic response. The book has been deemed as one of the finest Urdu memoirs to date. Fascinating vignettes of Raipuri's close associationwith some of the luminaries of Indian politics and the world of letters, such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulvi Abdul Haq and Munshi Premchand, has enhanced the interest of the book. His knowledge of history and his extensive reading in many other subjects, as well as his varied experiences, give the bookits wonderfully mature and sophisticated flavour.
The late Akhtar Husain Raipuri was born in Raipur, India and was an intellectual of high status. Amina Azfar is a freelance writer, editor, and translator.
Title:The Dust of the Road: A Translation of Gard-e-RaahFormat:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:August 26, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195472152

ISBN - 13:9780195472158

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Table of Contents

Seher Ansari: A Tribute Hameed Akhtar Husain: In Memory of Akhtar Akhtar Husain Raipuri: Preface 1. The Early Years 2. Memories of Calcutta 3. Intellectual and Literary Directions 4. The Anjuman in Hyderabad 5. My First Trip to Europe 6. After the Return from Europe 7. Pakistan was Inevitable 8. The World Changed 9. The Globetrotter 10. Four Years in Iran 11. A Few Weeks in Palestine 12. Glimpses of Spain 13. Impressions of Italian History and Art 14. Some Impressions of America 15. The Allure of Japan 16. Fading Memories of Some Other Countries 17. The Past and Present of Literature 18. The Quest for Beauty 19. The Quest for Reality 20. Epilogue 21. Addenda