4 thoughts on “Ghaffar Khan

  1. This is a biography of a man largely forgotten by India and Pakistan both – “Badshah Khan”. A firm believer in non-violence hailing from one of the most violent regions on earth, the North West Frontier Province and rightly called “Frontier Gandhi”.
    Recently, PM Modi rightly reminded Pakistan of its troubled history of Baluchistan – its forcible accession, the numerous suppressions and human rights abuses. Less known is the history of NWFP, which never had a League ministry till independence, wit

  2. Rajmohan Ghandi’s biography of Gaffar Khan (Badshah Khan), is an interesting and inspiring story of a Pakhtun leader who is willing to risk his life and his family to give Pakhtuns what they have always been deprived of: equality. His struggly is against the British who do not consider the local peolple their equals. Ghaffar Khan not only has to give his people their deserved position but he also has to educate them so that they are able to demand their rights with confidence. With this goal, Gh

  3. A highly readable introduction to a colossal life, although perhaps rather too dated in its construction as a response to World Events. There’s too much readiness to err on the side of hagiography, although the book isn’t a hagiographic project overall. But it’s kind of unthrilling in the little things, like ‘Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns’ as a subtitle – you suspect that KAGK would have rolled his eyes.

    What I like about Gandhi is that he’s able to evoke the utter seriousness of his histor

Leave a Reply