By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
The voluminous book on the lives and accomplishments of the legendary Ali brothers, Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar and Maulana Shaukat Ali, is set to be launched on January 4, 2013 under the auspices of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi.
This was announced by the SSUET Chancellor, Engr Z A Nizami, following his meeting with the visiting noted peace activist, writer and critic from
Sayeed Hasan Khan, on September 20.
Chancellor Nizami pointed out that the launch of the book on January 4 will coincide with the ‘Jauhar Day’ which the SSUET observes every year.
A book of about 600 pages been written by Khalid Alig, a prominent former diplomat, writer, journalist and thinker and a grand son of the Ali brothers, who now resides in the
“Even at the age of 90, Khalid Alig still drives his car and goes to the gym,” Sayeed Hasan Khan informed Chancellor Nizami during their meeting at the SSUET.
Sayeed Hasan Khan, who is a most close friend of Khalid Alig, lives in
for the last 50 years and as a writer he has produced two books namely ‘No
Clear Hands” and ‘Kurt Jacobsen – Parables of Permanent War.’
Now-a- days he is writing a book based on his memoirs relating to the period of his migration from Breli (
association with Muslim Students Federation in his teenage and the events which
occurred before shifting to UK
in 1961 and as a peace activist.
During his meeting with Chancellor Nizami, he also had an exchange of views with prominent Aligarhians and members of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA).