Who reads travel literature
31 May 2013
posted by Salman Rashid @ 12:00 AM,
- At May 31, 2013 at 9:51 PM, Saima Ashraf said...
''But it will be unfair to say there is no appreciation'' Yes, I am one of those insane who are fond of travel guides in any form. Mentally I am Ibn e Batoota and want others to substitute me. I love reading you and in facting stealing your ideas esp. on Nature
- At June 1, 2013 at 9:47 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Good to know that, Saima. Please steal all my ideas on Nature and make a paradise for yourself.
- At June 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Kausar Bilal said...
I understand, I also experienced it in my life, though I am not a high profile scholarly person, but different from political housewives who find happiness in the family politics and polishing the doors and windows, though I believe in a prim and proper home. I think, it is illiteracy that we couldn't fight in all these years after our national independence. Urdu journalism, unfortunately, appeal less educated or narrower minds. So, obviously, they cannot value and acknowledge a gem like yourself. But now, with your blog, don't you think you have drawn a lot of educated attention to yourself?
- At June 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Salman Rashid said...
The blog may have drawn some attention as you say, Kausar. But I am surprised that without being here, so few knew of my work even after three decades of it. I am a reader, I search for books. Strange that people even interested in history, lore, geography etc did not know where to find it until it hit the social media. But, as they say, better late than never. And the less said of the Urdu press, the better.
- At June 4, 2013 at 5:36 PM, Sadia Noor said...
It isn't an easy time to be a traveler in Pakistan, but it is a great one. I came here by a chance. But I think I have to linger on here.
- At June 5, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Salman Rashid said...
You know, Sadia, this is the time of anxiety making travels in Pakistan. That, as you note, is a great time to travel. Nice to have you with us here.
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