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Lahore - A sentimental Journey
Lahore - A sentimental Journey

Lahore - A sentimental Journey

by Pran Nevile

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8172232055 - Year: 1997 - Pages: 347



Pran Nevile
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Author: Pran Nevile
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 347
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172232055


The portrait of a city, most comprehensive and colorful ... A very accurate piece of social history. Old Lahoris will enjoy these reminiscences.

Lahore half a century ago was a much less crowded and much more relaxed city than it is today. Life flowed at even pace like the calm, steady course of the Ravi river. Communal tensions and political turmoil were a far cry, that is, until the eve of partition which shook its social fabric in the wake of the war.

These memoirs take the reader on a pilgrimage to Lahore of a bygone era of peace and plenty. The author recalls with a rare sense of realism and nostalgia events and experiences indelibly impressed on his mind: of passionate love on rooftops and tender affection in the households below.

There are encounters with some of the most unusual characters living on the periphery of society: pimps and prostitutes, master crooks, dreaded dons, drug addicts gone to seed, mystics lost to the world.

A rare treat ... Written in an eminently readable literary style, the book deserves a wide readership.



Preface to the New Edition

Foreword by Prakash Tandon


Shopping in Anarkali

On Thandi Sarak in a Tonga

A Time for Fun and Games

Bo-Kata (There It is Cut)

Romance on the Housetop

Fazal – The Ace Pimp of Lahore

The Splendours of Hira Mandi or Tibbi

A Widower’s Dilemma

The Changing World of Women

Going to the Cinema

K L Saigal Visits Lahore

Zinda Naach Wa Gana (Live Dance and Song)

Mafia Dons, Minstrels, Malangs and Mendicants

A Miracle Medicine and Sex Manuals

Food and Drink

Cloths and Class

Students and Teachers

Passengers and Drivers

Punters, Bookies and Jockeys

Picnics and Outings

Politicians, People and the Officials

War Years

Annexure I- Songs of a Bygone Era

Annexure II – Conquerors of Lahore – An Ode

Annexure III – Government College, Lahore

Select Bibliography


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