Category: Books

Peshawar: Past and Present

Mr. Sardar Mohammad Jaffar also known as Jaffar Lala was a profolic author. He has more than hundred books published on his credit. Peshawar: Past and Present is one of his famous scholarly contributions. Eminent historian R. C. Majumdar say about this book, “I have read with great interest and profit Peshawar: Past and Present’ by S. M. Jaffar. The book gives a short account of the history and antiquities of Peshawar and surrounding regions. The author has brought together much useful information on this very important subject and anyone, who wants to visit this region, will find a very valuable help and guide in this work. The book deals separately with the monuments of the different periods and discussed the various problems connected with them. Readers will thus get an adequate idea of Brahamanical, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh and the British Monuments with which the region bounds”.  

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Medieval India Under Muslim Kings Volume II: The Rise and Fall of the Ghaznawids

This beautiful piece of written history was author by famous historian from Peshawar i.e. Mr. S. M. Jaffar. Though the book deals with medieval India but help from modern day historian’s work was also got. The book described the conquests in Central India like Sultan Mahmood the Great-I through VI. He elaborated their reigns, their life, their character etc. it’s very interesting to read the Ghaznwid’s way Govering India, their Revenue System, taxes, Famine Relief and cultural progress. This astonishing work on Indian Medieval History was published for the first time in 1940 and now its second edition is published by Gandhara Hindko Academy in 2019. There are 287 pages in the book and the price of the book is Rs. 1000/- (50 $).

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Islamic Culture [Islamic Way of Life]: It’s Ideological Basis [Quran & Sunnah]

Mr. S. M. Jaffar  a Professor of History was a great son of soil. His intelligence and command on his subject was not a hidden truth. Different universities from around the world used to invite him for delivering lectures as a visiting professor. This book is a collection of his lectures that he delivered at the Centre of the Study of Civilization and Culture of Iran and the Middle East in the University of Tehran in 1963-64. The topics of the lectures were very interesting like Concepts of the Culture, Science of Culture, Ancient and Modern Islamic Culture, Synthesis of Culture and many more. The book got published for the first time in 1967 and now the second edition is published by Gandhara Hindko Academy in 2018. There are 292 pages in the book and the book is available for Rs. 500/- (50 $).

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Historical Wealth of North-West Frontier Province [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa]

Mr. Sardar Mohammad Jaffar also known as Jaffar Lala is a world class historian, writer and archeologist. He gave a philosophical touch to history. He was a member of many national and international socities including Royal Historical Society London, the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, the Indian History Congress and the Indian Historical Record Commission. This book is a really valuable work on the Historical Wealth of NWFP. It not only introduces this priceless wealth but also emphasizes on how to carefully preserve it. This book was published for the first time in 1952 and now the second edition is published in 2018 by Gandhara Hindko Academy. The book contains 101 pages and the price of the book is Rs. 300/- (30 $).

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Views and Review on the Peshawar Museum

This book ensues and conveys a fair and faithful review of the Peshawar Museum first through the views and reviews of those who have seen it and recorded their remarks on its different features and then this book goes through the illustrations of photographic reproductions of its exhibits and then the author himself expresses his own feelings which is based on his hand on experience of History and association with the institution. The book is authored by S. M. Jaffar in 1960s and its first edition was published in 1969. Now in 2018 a team composed of two members i.e. Mr. Ahmad Salim and Muhammad Zia-ud-Din at Gandhara Hindko Academy edited the book and published it again. The book consists 87 pages its price is Rs. 300/- (10 $).

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