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2017: The Battle for Marghdeen is a "non-fiction thriller" written by Khurram Ali Shafique, author of Iqbal: An Illustrated Biography and winner of the Presidential Iqbal Award. His publications include The Republic of Rumi: a Novel of Reality (2007) and Iqbal, a six-volume biography in Urdu. His numerous articles have been published in national press.
The new book outlines the philosophy of Iqbal by introducing "The Seven Stages" and applying the same concept to the history of Pakistan.
According to the author:
Marghdeen is an ideal city presented by Iqbal in Javid Nama. There is no poverty, crime or injustice. Life is inside-out and people know their destinies.
In my new book, 2017, I have tried to explain that Marghdeen is a parable about our times. It describes what can be achieved today, if we are willing to understand the principles and bring a change in how we see the world.
The book will be released electronically on 14th August 2012 by Libredux, UK. Some coupons will also be made available from the author's blog for a limited time.
Update: The book is online now. You can download your free copy from Smashwords by using the coupon: UH45Q [This offer expires at midnight, 18 August (California time)]
Happy 65th Independence Day to all!