Salman Rashid

Travel writer, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

Sindhia mein Sikander

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Sindhia mein Sikander - the documentary - spread over thirteen episodes each of 30 minutes was about Alexander’s Indian Campaign. We joined Alexander at Nawagai (Bajaur), and followed him through Pakistan to Makran where he left the country. The original idea to write a book germinated when I was researching for my book The Salt Range and the Potohar Plateau during the mid-1990s. I tried to get funding from National Fund for Culture and Heritage but at that time Dani was heading the fund and he was like the proverbial snake in the treasure-house - repugnant to the idea of spending the money. But after the success of Nagri, Nagri Ghoom Musafir, Muneeza Hashmi who was then GM PTV Lahore asked for another idea. I suggested Alexander and she fought very hard with the MD Yusuf Baig Mirza for financing for the project. The rest, as they say, is history.

Related: Sindia mein Sikandar [13 episodes]

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posted by Salman Rashid @ 8:30 PM,

4 Comments:

At March 3, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Anonymous M Behzad Jhatial said...

nice....

 
At July 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Blogger Rehan Afzal said...

Salman sb you are a National Treasure.

 
At July 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

You are very kind, Rehan. thank you.

 
At April 24, 2017 at 9:31 PM, Blogger musa77751 said...

salman sahab plz write a book on our journey from Indus Valley Civilization to the current age and our ideological journey from Hinduism through Buddhism to Islam.

 

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My Books

Deosai: Land of the Gaint - New

The Apricot Road to Yarkand


Jhelum: City of the Vitasta

Sea Monsters and the Sun God: Travels in Pakistan

Salt Range and Potohar Plateau

Prisoner on a Bus: Travel Through Pakistan

Between Two Burrs on the Map: Travels in Northern Pakistan

Gujranwala: The Glory That Was

Riders on the Wind

Books at Sang-e-Meel

Books of Days