Book on Allama Mashriqi in World-Renowned Frankfurt Book Fair

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Men Like Allama Mashriqi Are Born Once In Centuries: A Collection of Articles by Nasim Yousaf (Allama Mashriqi’s grandson) was exhibited at the world-famous Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) from October 14-18, 2015. The book (ISBN-13: 978-0982611043) was published in the United States of America and is available in print and electronic formats. It comprises over 400 pages and also contains historic photos (print version only) of Mashriqi. The author’s books were previously displayed in 2015 in New York, London, and San Francisco. The synopsis of the book is as follows:
Men Like Allama Mashriqi Are Born Once In Centuries is a collection of articles authored by Mashriqi's grandson, scholar and historian Nasim Yousaf. The collection includes pieces that have been published in prestigious peer-reviewed academic journals (including Harvard Asia Quarterly and Pakistaniaat [journal of Pakistan studies in USA]), papers Mr. Yousaf has presented at scholarly research conferences in the US, as well as articles that have appeared in newspapers in America, Europe, and Asia. Topics covered by this collection include:
– Mashriqi's pivotal role in the freedom of the Indian subcontinent
– Mashriqi's parents, daughter, and son-in-law
– Mashriqi's early career and meeting with Albert Einstein
– Conspiracies against Mashriqi
– Mashriqi's thoughts on the unity of the human race and predictions for the future
– Historic Khaksar murder in Lahore on March 19, 1940
– Rare and historic photographs of Mashriqi and the Khaksar Tehrik (Movement)
The collection brings together many of Mr. Yousaf's published articles under one cover. Collectively, Mr. Yousaf's published works have generated a realization among the general public that many aspects of British India's independence movement and history are distorted.
About the Author
Mr. Nasim Yousaf is a grandson of revolutionary leader Allama Mashriqi and a nephew of Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan, two renowned personalities of South Asia. Mr. Yousaf’s works can be found in print and digital outlets as well as in the collections of famous academic libraries around the world – from Asia to Australia, Africa to Europe and North America.
Mr. Yousaf’s extensive works on Allama Mashriqi and the Khaksar Movement have brought awareness among people in both the East and West regarding Mashriqi’s role in the freedom movement. He has brought to light historical knowledge that was previously unknown or ignored by many writers and historians. His published works and compilations of historical documents have become essential resources for anyone looking to study the freedom movement of the Indian sub-continent (now comprised of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh) and the partition of India in 1947. In addition to his works on Allama Mashriqi, Mr. Yousaf has also written on Social Scientist Dr. Akhter Hameed Khan and Air Commodore M. Zafar Masud.
Mr. Yousaf’s groundbreaking research and works have generated a strong following. He has over 10,000 followers on his Facebook page (, including researchers, students, academics, intellectuals, political analysts and prominent personalities. And his speech entitled “Distorted History” has gained nearly 8,000 views on YouTube, despite a ban on YouTube in Pakistan (YouTube Title: “‘Distorted History’ speech by Allama Mashriqi's Grandson”).
Along with the Frankfurt Book Fair, Mr. Yousaf’s books were also on display in 2015 at the London Book Fair, BookExpo America, and the American Library Association Annual Conference (San Francisco). Information on two of his books was also printed in the reputable American publications “The Library Journal” (June 2015) and “Ingram Advance” (July/August 2015).
About the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is one of the publishing industry’s largest events; thousands of exhibitors display their works at this event and visitors attend from around the world. In 2014, there were approximately 270,000 attendees, including over 165,000 trade visitors from approximately 130 countries. Attendees include book publishers, publishing industry professionals, booksellers, literary agents, translators, librarians, educators, students, academics, journalists, editors, university/research institutes, celebrities, and authors. The combined talent and organizations makes this fair the largest global marketplace for books, licensing and rights. The first three days of the fair are for publishing industry professionals only, while on the weekend the fair will be open to anyone among the general public.
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