Under the auspices of Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) an inaugural ceremony of two books ‘Tarikh kay nayay zawiyay’ and ‘Tarikh ki agahi’ of Dr. Mubarak Ali was held at Alhamra Adabi Baithak in Lahore on July 8, 2010. Renowned scholar and political leader Aslam Gordaspuri, journalist and political analyst Salman Abid, writer and scholar Dr. Ghafir Shahzad and Chief Executive SPO and thinker Naseer Memon spoke on the occasion.
Speakers said that the salient feature of Dr. Mubarak Ali’s writings is that he presented history in a common language so that common people can have understanding of history. Dr. Mubarak Ali presents his view about history through historical facts not by biased lenses. In these two books he took stock of social, political and religious issues and tried to bring home to reader the reason why we are lagging behind in the world of knowledge and progress.
In the aforementioned books he covers topics ranging from the process of hero making, students and politics, political Islam, resistance movements and their influence on society, state terrorism, power and use of history, question of successor in Pakistan, increasing extremism to why people turn into traitor. The breadth and depth of topics and knowledge respectively, compels the reader to rethink about these issues. For the students of history and politics study of these two books by Dr. Mubarak Ali is indispensable.