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Smokers’ Corner: Beards: a trim history

By Nadeem F. Paracha
Sunday, 04 Oct, 2009 (Courtesy Dawn)—Illustration by Abro
 
 
In his biography, Mirror to the Blind, Abdul Sattar Edhi complains how he detests being called a ‘maulana’.
‘Mine was never a religious beard,’ he says. ‘It was always a revolutionary beard,’ he explains – perhaps inspired by Karl Marx, whom Edhi identifies as an inspiration during his youth. In the book he is quoted as saying that hardly any man in Pakistan used to have a beard in the 1950s. Continue reading

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