Jamil Ahmad, The Wandering Falcon

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The Wandering Falcon

is Jamil Ahmad’s first and only work of fiction. It was published in 2011 when he was 79, only three years before he passed away in 2014, aged 83. This novel is an essence of the author’s experiences as a civil servant. Ahmad joined the Civil Services of Pakistan as an officer in 1954. During his long career, Ahmad held key posts in the tribal areas along Pakistan’s borders with Afghanistan and Iran. He was stationed in various regions, including Quetta in the south-west, Waziristan, Malakand and the Swat valley in the north-western province of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. These areas have traditionally been inhabited by the ethnic Pashtun tribes that follow an ancient code of honour called


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Citation: Sadaf, Shazia. "The Wandering Falcon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 January 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38846, accessed 21 June 2024.]

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