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Songs of Blood and Sword

I found it to be extremely moving, it changed my perception of so many people. The only thing I disliked about the book was the way she didn’t write the book in a chronological order. Witty, passionate and angry, it may not be objective history, but it is still the closest-focused political despatch yet written from Bhuttodom.

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The author’s emotional engagement in this captivating story has a bracing effect on the reader. In the book, the author blamed her aunt and her husband Asif Ali Zardari for the murder of her father, who was the biggest threat for her government. On this basis, Fatima awards Benazir and Zardari “moral responsibility” for her father’s death.

Oct 11, Priya rated it really liked it Shelves: History of Pakistan timeline: Would you like to bhuttk us about a lower price? An utterly spellbinding book, full of breathtaking facts and mindboggling anecdotes about Pakistan’s sordid political culture.

It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world’s best-known political dynasties. I agree, there’s another side to every story and I haven’t read any from the enemy camp Benazir Bhutto The short version bnutto I loved it!

Get fast, free shipping fatija Amazon Prime. Since a young kid, she has been a witness to the power broking struggle of her family members, with the land they belong.

I haven’t read her fiction In the shadow of the crescent moonbut I might just pick it up – I like her style and her prose. She includes lots of personal stories and letters which makes politics easy to digest. The author’s emotional engagement in this captivating story has a bracing effect on the reader.


The author mainly describes the murder of her father, Murtaza Bhutto in a police encounter outside their home in Karachi when her aunt Benazir Bhutto was sitting Prime Minister. The leaves of the book are filled with compositions of a building Pakistan, its epochs of corruption and the politics of vendetta of an important geo-strategic country in South Asia. However, there are parts in which the book lacks – understandably so – mainly in criticism of Murtaza – at failing to see the futility of an armed struggle – or given his choice of embracing it – his failure to understand seord implications upon his perception as a terrorist.

Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto – Penguin Books Australia

Fatima Bhutto makes it clear from the very start that she idolises her father and therefore what should not be expected out of her is a book critiquing him or anyone that she holds in high regards. She does offer an interesting alternative viewpoint about the Bhutto sibling rivalry, in fact not even rivalry but the quest of the eldest Benazir to take what she felt was rightfully hers reins of PPP and Pakistan itself.

The book is filled with family epistles, political history, violence and bhhtto churned out through interviews with acquaintances, coteries and foreign journalists from Europe and Asia. Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of feudal landlords who became power brokers in the newly created state of Pakistan.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. That bit of the story kept me moving throughout. View all 3 comments. Written from the perspective of a daughter who is born into a family rife with political associations and has suffered the loss of many members who have fallen prey to the “politics” of power at the hands of those who greed for it.

The last part deals with Written wittly, well constructed with flavors of emotion, curiosity, wwordresearch ,deep love and hate of Pakistani political arena. As such, when I read this I had to nhutto remind myself that the subtitle is “A Daughter’s Memoir. This was the night her father Murtaza was murdered. It is also a book about a daughter’s love for her father and her search to uncover the truth bhutt his life and death.


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Shobhan Saxena published a very negative review in Times of India by pointing unconvincing attacks on Zardari fati,a criticised the author for being slanted on historical fact. I’m having trouble getting engaged with this book.

The niece of the assassinated Benazir Bhutto, whom she accuses of orchestrating her father’s murder, has written a chilling book about the feudal rivalries of Pakistan’s ruling elite which helps explain the unholy political mess in that country.

It isn’t a very easy read, not because the author isn’t a good writer she is but because the Bhutto family’s history is so complicated.

Written wittly, well constructed with flavors of emotion, curiosity, baisresearch ,deep catima and hate of Pakistani political arena. Nov 08, Babs rated it did not like it. This book is about whiny rich politicians who it is hard to empathize with. If you have read Benazir’s books, this book will give you pause for thought, and encourage you to read more to find the truth about Pakistan and the Bhutto family.

Fatima is a talented writer and possesses an undeniable strength to move her readers and make them cringe and squirm uncomfortably in fatmia seats.

Please try again later. Fatima points out that her father was shot while Benazir was prime minister, and that the policemen accused of killing him were acquitted when Zardari was president in But compare Fatima’s uncritical canonisation of her father with a dialogue attributed to him by Shyam Bhatia of Outlook magazine in an article titled ‘A Strange Encounter with Murtaza Bhutto’.

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