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'Happy Things In Sorrow Times' is a story told from the heart of a child. It is a story of true love and forced separation, inexplicable hardship, irredeemable loss and unfathomable fear... It is also a story of resilience, dignity, integrity, and heroic patriotism. Through Basrabia and Sher Khan's life we might hopefully distinguish between the flashes of media visage projected on our minds, and actual reality. The three decades of war in Afghanistan were not 'only' about the collapse of the Soviet union, the rampant civil wars that ensued, the emergence of the extremist Taliban, the growth of militancy under Al Qaeda, and the clean-up operation of all the above by the War on terror.
The last three decades were essentially about the 'invisible' children of war.
if 'Happy Things In Sorrow Times' can make these children 'visible', the imminent danger to global peace might hopefully activate 'The Citizens of the World' to rise against the adult war policy. The significance of deterring war rather than making it is perhaps the only way to rescue the planet from the colossal damage done to it by adults.May this little book, read by any Citizen of the World, in any country of the world, bring awareness about the horrors of the war.
Tehmina Durrani's best seller Ehdi a biography of Abdul sattar Edhi.
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