Qudrat ullah shahab is one of the great urdu book writter. This book is one of its kind. Its an autobiography of an ordinary Muslim Kashmiri boy, who is intelligent enough to get into the prestigious ICS before Partition. We are treated for a rich journey which ultimately lands him into the president's office as one of his trusted officers, blessed by the Sufi mystics of the time. I loved the narrative style and the free flowing of information in the book. It represents a time when patriotism in Pakistan was still pretty raw and people believed.