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Exotica in Pakistan

Book review of Travels in a Dervish Cloak: Adventures in Pakistan

Travels in a Dervish Cloak: Adventures in Pakistan Isambard Wilkinson Bloomsbury 243 pages; Rs 499 When Isambard Wilkinson, the writer of the book under review, went to Pakistan in 2006 as the Daily Telegraph’s Islamabad correspondent, he was initially looking to retrace the journey he had made to the country in the 1990s with his brother. The first of those earlier trips was occasioned by the wedding of the youngest son of the Begum, a formidable Punjabi woman and a close friend of Wilkinson’s Irish grandmother. In these accounts, Mr Wilkinson fills the ...