The posts inspired me to research more about Bahawalpur. Indeed the contributions of the state was significant post-partition. I believe we should be taught about this in our history class in schools/colleges as the princely states were a part of our cultural heritage and their contributions were one of the factors that contributed to the survival of Pakistan.
I wonder when our educational system will start focusing more on the respected culture and its own people. The present education system makes us feel inferior as it projects the west as the beacon of civilization focusing on London, Paris, and New York. Through your posts and further research I came to know more about the grandeur of Bahawalpur and the magnificent palaces.
Sadeq Mohammad Khan V was a true noble nawab as he sacrificed his position and gifted the state to Pakistan in 1955. He was a close friend of M.A. Jinnah and fully supported the muslim league. Why was this fact not included in our school/college history books??
I was wondering are you the respected Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi - the grandson of Sadeq Mohammad Khan V? If so, I believe you should strive to tell the forgotten story of Bahawalpur to the public through a book, or use your influence to include a reference of the princely state in the federal level history books so that we don't forget our rich culture and legacy.
I believe PW forum is a gem as it allows people of different background and culture to contribute posts like these that lets us know both about the history of cars and our culture.