An advance book launch for Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) faculty, Shaharyar M. Khan’s book titled, ‘Bhopal Connections: Vignettes of Royal Blue’ was held at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on December 20, 2017. The Chief Guest on the occasion was LUMS Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali. Also present at the launch were LUMS Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, former Pakistan cricket team captain, Ramiz Raja, well known French author, Kenize Mourad, faculty members, retired ambassadors, students and members of the civil society.
In his overview, former ambassador Shaharyar M. Khan introduced the book, published by Roli Books, as containing both historical and contemporary vignettes that pick out dramatic events, the larger-than-life characters, scandals and social norms that are part of Bhopal’s history and its culture, fashioned particularly by the reign of four successive women rulers. He also shared that all the vignettes are based on historical facts and are a true account of events.
A Question and Answer session and a book signing session with the author followed the talk.