The Wandering Falcon

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Author: Jamil Ahmad,

Language: ENGLISH

Page: 192

Edition: 1

About the Book The Wandering Falcon is the unforgettable story of a boy known as Tor Baz —the black falcon—who wanders between tribes in the remote tribal areas where Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan meet, defying his fate and surviving against all odds. The world he inhabits is fragile, and unforgiving, one that is fast changing as it confronts modernity. In Jamil Ahmed's award-winning debut, this highly traditional, honour-bound culture is revealed from the inside for the first time with vivid colour and imagination. About The Author Jamil Ahmad was born in Jalandhar in 1931. As a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan, he served mainly in the Frontier Province and in Balochistan . He was Political Agent in Quetta , Chaghi , Khyber and Malakand . Later, he was commissioner in Dera Ismail Khan and in Swat. He was also chairman of the Tribal Development Corporation. He was posted as minister in Pakistan's embassy in Kabul at a critical time, before and during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. His last assignment in the government was Chief Secretary, Balochistan . He lives in Islamabad with his wife, Helga Ahmad, a nationally recognized environmentalist and social worker who was awarded the Fatima Jinnah Gold Medal in 2007.

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