A Bridge with Three Spans

An Indian Muslim Boy Lives through Major Events of the Twentieth Century

by Zia Uddin Ahmed


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/25/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781491791936
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781532018053
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781491791929

About the Book

A Bridge with Three Spans: An Indian Muslim Boy Lives through Major Events of the Twentieth Century tells the threefold story of a boy who grew up in Bihar, India, attended college and worked as a civil servant in Pakistan, and then traveled abroad through his years working for the International Center of Public Enterprises and the United Nations.

Chronicling his early life in rural and small town India, Ahmed then recalls his life as a college student and civil servant in Pakistan. It was a time of intensifying communal conflicts set within the backdrop of major historical events, which created a profound concern in Ahmed for the fate of millions of poor and helpless people of the subcontinent. The stunning contrast of geography and cultural heritage between the countries where Ahmed served evoked a deep love of the natural world and profound curiosity about ancient history.

Through it all, Ahmed remained dedicated to excellence in education and intellectual development. This memoir recounts the fascinating stories of a man who has crossed the borders of countries from India to America and encountered amazing events and intriguing people along the way.


About the Author

Zia Uddin Ahmed, born in India, received his education in India, Pakistan, and the United States. He worked as a civil servant in Pakistan and for the United Nations. Currently retired after living in six countries, he and Rashida, his wife, live in Maryland in the eastern United States.