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From South Asia to North America

Syed Habib Ahmed (Author)
Synopsis This book is an absorbing and romantic description of the life of a South Asian in India, Pakistan, and North America. The author presents a picturesque account of the lifestyle, customs and mores of three generations of a middle class family in Delhi. Syed Habib Ahmed also writes about the partition of the Indian subcontinent and his own migration to Pakistan, and a year later to the US where he worked with the UN. The author gives a fascinating, insider's description of UN practices and operations, both at the headquarters and out on UN field missions while visiting many countries of South and East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The book concludes with a portrayal of the pleasures and travails of retirement in the life of an Asian immigrant to the West.
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About the author

Syed Habib Ahmed

Syed Habib Ahmed was born in Delhi in 1915 and graduated from the University of Delhi. He lived in India, Pakistan, the US, the Congo, Somalia, Libya, and Syria. He is now a Canadian citizen and lives in Winnipeg with his wife.

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Bibliographic information

Title From South Asia to North America
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 019547080X
length xv+402p., Plates; Index; 21cm.
Subjects Biography