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NOT EXACTLY SHANGRI – LA

by MARTIN MOIR

  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 264 pages
  3. Date: 2009

ABOUT THIS BOOK

To Huma’s dismay, it appeared as if the subdued atmosphere had even infected Timothy Curtin, who sat there mute like the rest of them, with his eyes lowered. Feeling that she had somehow helped him on the previous evening to face the responsibilities that had brought him here, she hoped he would be able to stand up for himself now if any of the high officials turned nasty. She noticed that he was growing a beard, and the skin on his face was blotchy and peeling badly, evidently the result of sitting too long in the easily underestimated Kalapur sun. It all gave him a rather forlorn, out-of-place look – like a bashful dervish who had somehow strayed onto a government committee. South Asian governments, she reflected, were full of such incongruous types: poets who sat on revenue boards and mystic policeman.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Martin Moir was born in London and educated at Oriel College Oxford and University College London. For many years he was the deputy director of the British Library’s Oriental and India Office Records. A few of Martin Moir’s works include ‘A General Guide to the India Office Records’, ‘Writings on India by John Stuart Mill’, ‘The Great Indian Education Debate’, ‘J S Mill’s Encounter with India’, and ‘Preserving Pakistan’s Past’. Martin is married to Zawahir from Karachi who has had her own career as an expert on the Ginan literature of South Asian Ismailis