Thursday, 9 April 2015

Where Hope Takes Root

Review: His Highness The Aga Khan's "Where Hope Takes Root" 

Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 28th 2008 by Douglas & McIntyre
Original title: Where Hope Takes Root: Democracy and Pluralism in an Independent World
ISBN: 1553653661 (ISBN13: 9781553653660)
Edition language:English

Who? Why? How? Where?  of this book: 

Where did I find this book? 

In a public library. Library has always surprised me with the books that I least expect to be IN LIBRARY. "Where hope takes root" is one of them. "Aga Khan Museum Guide" is the other. I was proud to see these books "ON SHELF" in library. 

Who is Aga Khan and Why you should read this $25 hard book? 

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim and the direct descendent of Prophet Muhammad.

This book succinctly highlights AKDN's fifty years of experience, experiments, acheivements and accomplishment in diverse field of health, education, pluralism, civil society and much more. It is the compilation of His thirteen speeches which was delivered between September 2002 and October 2006 and the interviews which is made my Adrienne Clarkson, the former Governor-General of Canada. 

Listed is the titles of the speeches which will want you to read this book. 

1. Enhancing Pluralism @ Armsterdam, The Netherlands
2. Is civil society bankable? @ Tashkent, Uzbekistan
3. The knowledge revolution and the end of ignorance @ Karachi, Pakistan
4. Canada as a global leader @ Gatineau, Canada, 
5. The nature of true regime change @ Toronto, Canada
6. Underwriting human progress @Berlin, Germany
7. Architecture as a force for change @New Delhi, India
8. Democracy, Pluralism and Civil Society @ Oslo, Norway
9. The Bridge That Unites Us @ Ottawa, Canada
10. What Makes Democracy Works @ Evora, Portugal 
11. Renewing Democracy's Promise @ New York, USA
12. The Spiritual Roots of Tolerance @ Tutzing, Germany
13. Towards a common future @ Ottawa, Canada 
14. "Pluralism is a work in progress" in conversation with Peter Mansbridge who is a Canadian TV personality.

I wouldn't say you Have to read this book or you Should read this book;  But trust me, you Want to read this book.

Where is this book available?

1. Amazon
4. You can borrow it from me :) 

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