Pakistan ki Tehzeeb o Saqafat
So little has been written about culture in Pakistan that this book by Kishwar Naheed must be counted among the very first to appear on this topic. She has been Managing Director of the National Council of Arts, Pakistan, for several years and even otherwise has been personally involved with the Arts and the artists in her professional and private life. The book is comprehensive and touches on every aspect of Pakistani culture covering all its provinces, literature, fine arts, historical places, theatre, film and drama, food, festivals and sports. There is no aspect of culture that the book has left untouched. As could be expected from a writer of her stature, in places it is critical of the suppression of cultural activities during the Martial Law of General Zia ul Haq. There is of course a personal touch in her treatment of her subject.