Shahaab Nama / شہاب نامہ by Qudratullah Shahab

book review shahaab nama

Shahaab Nama was the second attempt of mine to read the Urdu book. Since I do not used to read Urdu a lot, so I always take suggestions from my reader circle and one of the effective reader suggested Shahaab Nama to me. I took it as a challenge and finished it completely. It took me 6 months to finish Shahaab Nama but in this six month Qudratullah Shahab sb kept me engaged with his excellent piece of writing.

I found Shahaab Nama as most honest autobiography ever written. People like Qudratullah Shahab true assets of our country. He covered every aspect of his life in this book. Either you want to know his childhood days or struggle to attempt for ICS exam before partition or his tenure to serve the Pakistan as Government Office in different roles. I loved the narrative style and the free flowing of information in the book. It represents a time when patriotism in Pakistan was still pretty raw and people believed.

Following are few notes / quotations I took the Phenomenal  journey of Shahaab Nama

  • Loved the chapter related to Bamla Kumari.
  • Khurd ne keh bhi diya La Illa tou kiya hasil? DiloNighan Musalman Nahi tou kuch bhi nahi….
  • Interesting information about mishaps with democracy in Pakistan. Governor Ghulam Abbas sb 🙂

A must read for every Pakistani. It encompasses heaps of information which is never mentioned anywhere. Want to read reviews of other exciting books? You can visit here or can see my entire reading list here. You can also follow me on GoodReads!

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