The autobiography of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as the “Frontier Gandhi”, titled “The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle” is set to be published in English by the publishing house Roli Books. This will be his first autobiography in English. The book was translated into English by Imitiaz Ahmad Sahibzada, the former Pakistani civil servant and author.
The earlier account of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s life in English was a collection of his interviews and was not his autobiography. The foreword of the book is written by historian Rajmohan Gandhi, Grandson of Gandhi and the book was originally written in Pashto and published in 1983.
About the book:
- The book by Ghaffar Khan brings out the life events and personalities of the independence movement.
- The book accounts the sacrifices and efforts that resulted in the Independence of India.
About Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan:
- Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan who was also known as Bacha Khan, Badshah Khan and Fakr-e-Afghan was born in Utmanzai, Northwest Frontier Province, British India in 1890.
- He was one of the close associates of Mahatma Gandhi.
- He led the Khundai Khidmatgar (Servants of God) movement from 1930 to 1947.