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Bacha Khan redux

A translation of Abdul Ghaffar Khan's autobiography reminds readers of a towering statesman of the freedom movement whose values remain relevant even today

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Indian readers would find it educative to revisit events from their own school history textbooks through Bacha Khan’s perspective

Chintan Girish Modi
The Frontier Gandhi
Author: Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Translator: Imtiaz Ahmad Sahibzada
Publisher: Roli Books
Pages: 576
Price: Rs 695

When Malala Yousafzai spoke at the United Nations in July 2013, a few months after surviving an attack on her life, she said, “I want education for the sons and daughters of the Taliban and all the terrorists and extremists. I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him.”

Yousafzai went on to say that she has learnt “compassion” from Prophet Mohammed, Jesus

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First Published: Jun 24 2022 | 9:56 PM IST

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