Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI:

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In this chapter, the author recounts her visit to Peshawar, which reminded her of the Anatolian high plateau because of the high altitudes. She was to be the guest of the late Abdur Rahman Qureshi's family, and taken care of by Abdur Rahman's youngest sister, Naz-Perver (breeder of grace). However, her real host at Peshawar was Sir Abdul Qayyum, who invited her to come to Peshawar to lecture at the Peshawar College. Abdul Qayyum represented the liberal, constitutional and pro-English side of Peshawar, just as Dr Abdul-Gaffar, the leader of the ‘Red Shirts’, had represented the revolutionary side. Yet what set the Frontier apart from other parts was that no matter for what different, even opposing, currents of thought different individuals might stand, they had a strange oneness in being the children of the Frontier.

Keywords: Peshawar; Abdur Rahman Qureshi; Abdul Qayyum; Peshawar College; Naz-Perver; Abdul-Gaffar; Frontier

Chapter.  4732 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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