05 March 2014
Excerpt from The Salt Range and Potohar Plateau
posted by Salman Rashid @ 12:00 AM,
- At March 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM, Faisal said...
- At March 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Komal Faiz said...
So this is what the visit to Soon valley brought! It was interesting to read about someone I would have never known otherwise. Love it
- At March 6, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Hey Komal! No, this did not come out of the last visit. This is from 1995 when I wrote The Salt Range and the Potohar Plateau.
- At May 27, 2014 at 2:09 PM, said...
Thank you for this fascinating piece!
Baba Waite was my great uncle! I knew very little about him however until I read your amazing blog entry (oh the wonders of the internet!)
I would very much like to find out more about Herbert William Waite and the area where he lived but apparently your book The Salt Range and the Potohar Plateau is not currently available in the U.K.(?)
- At May 27, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Great to meet you Anonymous. Even if you find my book on Amazon, it'll be preposterously priced. I could make a deal with you: email me your address and I'll have it sent out whenever someone heads that way. You can then send me the money. All ten pounds of it!
- At May 28, 2014 at 6:44 PM, said...
Your deal sounds very fair to me. Thank you!
I'll e-mail you at email@example.com.
- At December 11, 2015 at 9:07 PM, Omar Khan said...
wow.. Salman.. just am back from Soon (or is it Soan vallay?) valley after visiting Kalabagh, Sakesar and Kunhati gardens. And missed this Bab Waite and ll have to go again. Amazing to find a nephew of Baba Waite + you have costed me another journey to the valley:) Best and see you soon. Omar Mukhtar
- At December 19, 2015 at 10:17 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Omar, it's Soon (as in English vala jaldi). That idiot Rina Saeed Khan is responsible for turning it into Soan. Soan is the river rising in the Murree hills, flowing past 'Pindi and joining the Indus midway between Makhad and Kalabagh. It has NOTHING to do with Soon Valley except that it skirts its north side.
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