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"If we have only one that can govern, and we chose him... does that mean we're not democratic?" -- Ahmed Ali
Ahmed Ali (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi) was an Indian (later Pakistani) novelist, poet, critic, translator, diplomat and scholar, who was responsible for writing arguably the greatest novel ever written about Delhi and which is considered classic. Born in Delhi, India, he was involved in progressive literary movements as a young man. Professor Ahmed Ali was educated at Aligarh and Lucknow universities, standing first-class and first in the order of merit in both B.A. (Honours), 1930 and M.A. English, 1931. He taught at leading Indian universities including Lucknow and Allahabad from 1932—46 and joined the Bengal Senior Educational Service as professor and head of the English Department at Presidency College, Calcutta (1944—47). Ali was the BBC's Representative and Director in India during 1942—44. During partition, he was the British Council Visiting Professor to the University of China in Nanking as appointed by the British government of India. When he tried to return to India after partition in 1948, K.P.S Menon (then India's Ambassador to China) did not let him and he was forced to move to Pakistan.

Therefore he moved to Karachi in 1948, a city (and country) that he was never fond of. Later, he was appointed Director of Foreign Publicity, Government of Pakistan. At the behest of Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, he joined the Pakistan Foreign Service in 1950. The first file he received was marked 'China' and when he opened it; it was blank. He went to China as Pakistan's first envoy and established diplomatic relations with the People's Republic in 1951.

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Total Books: 20
The Federation Movement in Fiji 1880-1902
2008 - The Federation Movement in Fiji 1880-1902 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440102141
ISBN-10: 1440102147
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Twilight in Delhi A Novel
2008 - Twilight in Delhi a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788129112514
ISBN-10: 8129112515
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fiji and the Franchise A History of Political Representation 1900-1937
2007 - Fiji and the Franchise a History of Political Representation 1900-1937 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780595450213
ISBN-10: 0595450210
Genre: History
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Fiji and the Franchise A History of Political Representation 1900-1937
2007 - Fiji and the Franchise a History of Political Representation 1900-1937 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780595692217
ISBN-10: 0595692214
Genre: History
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Twilight in Delhi - A Novel
2007 - Twilight in Delhi - a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788129112507
ISBN-10: 8129112507
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Al-Qur'an A Contemporary Translation
2001 - Al-qur'an a Contemporary Translation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691074993
ISBN-10: 0691074992
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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England Affric An Ethnological Survey
1995 - England Affric an Ethnological Survey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780951892442
ISBN-10: 0951892444
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Twilight in Delhi
1994 - Twilight in Delhi [New Directions Paperbook] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780811212670
ISBN-10: 081121267X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Selected Short Stories from Pakistan Urdu
1990 - Selected Short Stories From Pakistan Urdu (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195208283
ISBN-10: 0195208285
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Al-Qur'an
1988 - Al-qur'an (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780691020464
ISBN-10: 0691020469
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Twilight in Delhi
1985 - Twilight in Delhi (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195773286
ISBN-10: 0195773284
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Of Rats and Diplomats
Of Rats and Diplomats (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780861315994
ISBN-10: 0861315995
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Of Rats and Diplomats
Of Rats and Diplomats (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780861316007
ISBN-10: 0861316002
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The black Celts An ancient African civilization in Ireland and Britain
Pre-Celtic languages The African substratum theory
Pre-celtic Languages the African Substratum Theory [Afro-Celtic series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780951892473
ISBN-10: 0951892479
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