Ambassador Prabhu Dayal serves Karachi Halwa
By: Zorba Books
Karachi Halwa is a witty and insightful portrayal of Zia ul Haq’s rule in Pakistan. Ambassador Prabhu Dayal shares his recollections of that period and keeps you smiling throughout his account of the bumpy ride of Pakistan’s domestic politics and its relationship with India.
Dr Shashi Tharoor states “Prabhu Dayal’s delightful book……… Written in a breezy, anecdotal style, the book entertains even as it illuminates.”
Prabhu Dayal was Consul General, New York from 2008 until his retirement in 2013. From the magnificent heritage building in Manhattan which houses the Consulate General of India, he handled matters relating to 10 US States--New York , New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire. His jurisdiction also included Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Prabhu Dayal says: “My diplomatic career has taken me to several continents, but I must admit that in no country did I feel such an overpowering sense of a common heritage as I did in Pakistan. In both countries, the issues in focus are the ones which divide us. This is of course unfortunate since present day India and Pakistan have existed under similar influences for millennia and have remarkable similarities in a number of areas such as language, literature, art and architecture.
“I found that there was something rather unique about the experience of living amidst my colonial cousins. The warmth and affection which I often received was very moving, and many occasions remain etched in my memory".
The eBook is available on Amazon kindle. The hard copy is available extensively on online stores. For overseas readers it is also available on uRead.com, which will deliver worldwide.