An occasional cultural fault of living on an island nation is a certain insularity and failing to see beyond one’s shores. Admittedly the Irish are less prone to this than some others (no names…!). However in looking overseas one frequently finds parallels for events at home, both past and present. In The Daily Beast writer Kapil Komireddi has penned an article on the “Carson of India”, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, one of the most influential leaders of India’s Moslems in the 1940s and the man credited (or blamed) with the Partition of the Sub-Continent. This of course led to the creation of that entirely artificial entity known as Pakistan, an authoritarian, anti-democratic state based and maintained upon a sectarian and ethnic headcount.
Hmmm. Sound familiar?
“Rafia Zakaria is one of Pakistan’s most readable columnists. She’s writing a book on Karachi, the port city to the south that, having…
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