Salman Rashid

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23 Comments:

At May 25, 2013 at 12:30 AM, Blogger Hami said...

We would love to see "Nagri Nagri Ghoom musafir" as well.

 
At May 25, 2013 at 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some hardcore and historical research in Pakistan. Great job done. Thanks for showing the history as it unfolded instead of just painting Alexander as hero. I wonder why every one considers him a hero?

JJ

 
At May 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Anonymous Ratnadip said...

I have been reading and commenting at Tribune Express but you never answered. For me, your articles are opportunity for self-aggrandisement. Will follow you here.

 
At May 25, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Blogger Nayyar Julian said...

It was a great journey. Loved each episode. What next?

 
At May 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM, Blogger Arthur Anab Shams said...

It was a beautiful episode on Alexander the great. I felt as though I was travelling with you. Thanks for sharing.

 
At May 26, 2013 at 9:50 AM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Hami, Anonymous, Ratnadip, Nayyar and Arthur. Thank you all very much. You make it all worthwhile. Thank you. Thank you. I have just one video tape marked Nagri, nagri etc. It might contain four or five episodes of the lot of nineteen that I made for PTV. I have to have that converted to digital. Will take me a bit. Please bear with me.
Self-aggrandisment? No way. Whenever I receive an email, I always respond. I don't recall ever receiving one from you, Ratnadip.

 
At May 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM, Anonymous Ali Raza Zaidi on FB said...

I saw 7 episodes, It seems to be missing part of " On the footstep of Alexander " by Micheal wood. And trully feel that you are Micheal wood of Pakistan.

In Episode 9 you mention about the city which left empty and people ran another place that place possible Harrapa and the one place where Alexander attack near Ravi possible that is Bavaani. The ruins of this mound/fort is adjacent to 3 to 5 kilometer form River ravi and round 30 miles harrapa adjcent to Present day Sahiwal.

 
At May 30, 2013 at 8:42 AM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Ali Raza, the city that was abandoned by its inhabitants was mentioned with reference to that savage Temur the Lame was Tulamba. Alexander also fought a battle here against a small Multani force. I have not seen Bavani. Will try to get there when the weather improves a bit. But please do give me some more detail on this place, that is, nearest big town etc.

 
At May 30, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Anonymous Ali Raza Zaidi said...

I am talking about according to eposide 9, after occuping Kot Kamilia, Axlender's General occuy another fort near Ravi. If you see this place it is other side of side of rive side near sahiwal. But i feel shame for local people that they made this place like a pulblic shit house. small mosque outside the mound decribe that last layer for certainly muslim. I mentioned this place on my personal blog also attached but little misspelled. Local people called this place "Bavaani Sangaliyaa dee" Sangaal is sub cast of Jangli people and the area near Sahiwal "Noor shah" full of this cast of people. http://tech.alirazazaidi.com/bawanni-the-lost-city

 
At May 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Anonymous Ali Raza Zaidi said...

In Imperial Gazetteer of India 1900 the name of city is also found, it think place is also occupied by Alexndar which name is not mentioned and you described in video that marks of that ruined city is lost. Sorry to say you have to read whole page.

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/pager.html?objectid=DS405.1.I34_V17_417.gif

 
At July 7, 2013 at 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When exactly was this serial filmed and when was it aired? Please give dates. Thanks.

 
At July 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Anonymous Koya said...

Great wealth of information hidden here. My loss that I did not discover this earlier. Thank you very much for sharing it.

 
At July 13, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

The filming was done in 2000 from February to September and it went on air sometime about a couple of months later that year.
Koya, So what you missed is now a click away.

 
At December 18, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Anonymous tariq said...

Great work by salman rasheed. He is born in mach, bolan,baluchistan and is son of soil. I wish situation gets well in baluchistan, I will accompany him to all historic places .
Tariq rind

 
At December 19, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

The first place we should travel to together must be Chakar Tangi on the old trail from Tadri Tal to Sibi.

 
At January 28, 2014 at 1:50 PM, Anonymous Hakam Shah said...

Great, I like it and first time I watched Historical video about Alexander’s Campaign in Afghan's land.

 
At March 12, 2014 at 8:06 PM, Blogger Hami said...

I am still waiting If you could upload some from "Nagri Nagri ghoom Musafir". Thankz

 
At August 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Blogger Rehan Afzal said...

Salman sb I thought you were born in Gujranwaala... Can you please enlighten us?

 
At August 9, 2014 at 7:05 AM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Rehan, I was born and raised in Lahore. My wife is from Gujranwala. The book I wrote on Gujranwala was commissioned by the district administration.

 
At September 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Blogger Ramakrishna said...

Excellent videos! If the commentary is in English, I think it can be taken to larger audience. Are there any plans to re-shoot in English?

 
At September 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

No sir. No plans to do it in English. In fact, with the spate of substandard TV channels, there is no more any demand for substantial work. They all want glamour. ONLY.

 
At September 25, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Blogger Ramakrishna said...

Sad to know about it. I live in Hyderabad, India. Though many people can understand Hindi/Urdu here, it would reach more people if it is in English. This is great work and should be taken to young kids to understand history in right perspective. How about creating an e-book in English?

 
At September 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

My work is to write and when I was asked I did the documentary. I know nothing about e-books. Don't want to dive into unknown waters.

 

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