Alive and Well in Pakistan

Alive and Well in Pakistan

Product ID: 17073

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Author: Ethan Casey
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 279
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-14-400007-5


Pakistan is a complex and difficult country to describe, but in Alive and Well in Pakistan veteran reporter Ethan Casey brilliantly portrays the images and sensations of Pakistan that he gathered while living and working in Lahore. Drawing observations from the street, university classrooms and interviews with lawyers, journalists and politicians, Casey explores what life is like in a Muslim country on the frontline of the US-declared ‘war on terror’. In the process, he manages to humanise domestic politics, attitudes in Pakistan towards the West and India, and the Kashmir and Afghanistan issues.

Set within a context of recent and contemporary history, Alive and Well in Pakistan is engaging and well-informed reportage that demystifies the uneasy place that Pakistan occupies in an uncertain world.


Casey plunges into Pakistan like a knife, unearthing and unravelling the often unexplainable and unpredictable contradictions of a country on the edge.
-Ahmed Rashid

Brilliant, incisive and penetrating. A travel book that travels through the mind.
-Ahmed Radhid, author of Taliban




A Depiction of Something True

Vestiges and Ruins

Through the Looking-Glass

Scenarios and Losses

A Fantastic Time to be alive


A Rediscovery

Educating Myself in Public

Rhythms of Ramzan

What I did During EID

Ladies and Gentlemen, We’ve Got Him

Man of Crisis

The Hardest Road to Truth