This one is a great read, second in the series after Alipur ka Ali. Mufti sahib has a certain magical pull and certainly tell a story. I think the strongest effect after reading this book is the quest for truth. Mufti should certainly be given a great amount of credit for cataloging his life story as he saw it, as it gives certain very important details of a lost era. One small incident with Allama Mashriqis Khaksars in Lahore was very illuminating indeed as his movement has been completely white washed from the Pakistani history very similar to the Badshah Khans Khudai Khidmatgars. Both these movements were heavily influenced by Ghandis pacifist ideology in the India of the time.
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Ali Poor Ka Aeli By Mumtaz Mufti
his is the story of the first 40 years of Ilyas Aasfi’s life. Ilyas is the son of an affluent Muslim civil servant Ali Ahmed and his homemaker wife Hajra who live in Alipur town / village of Gurdaspur in pre-partition United India. He has an elder sister Farhat. Ali Ahmed is a philanderer / polygamist and Hajra is the long-suffering first wife / servant / enabler. The train of women that Ali Ahmed scorches through in the first quarter of the book is.......