From Plassey to Pakistan: The Family History of Iskander Mirza, the First President of Pakistan

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 418 pages
"Combining the personal insights of an insider with the objectivity of a meticulous researcher, Humayun Mirza has written a work that will benefit academics, policymakers, and general readers alike. Anyone with an interest in the historical factors that have shaped the current political issues confronting India and Pakistan will find this an intriguing and indispensable book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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About the author (1999)

The only surviving son of Iskander Mirza, Humayun Mirza belongs to a generation whose lives were disrupted by the partition of India in 1947. Born in Poona, India, and educated at the prestigious Doon School, Mirza also studied in England before coming to the United States, where he earned his MBA from Harvard. When the military coup against his father prevented Mirza from returning to Pakistan, he joined the World Bank, where he had a distinguished career until his retirement in 1988. He currently lives in the Washington, DC, suburbs.

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