Dawn Magazine, August 13, 2006
Citizen of the world
By Sumera S. Naqvi
"Way back in 1939, Patras Bokhari wrote an article, Hindustani from Madras, in which he said that in order to “extend the coverage of a language to the whole of India, fastidious standards of purism and exclusiveness must receive minor shocks.” By minor shocks, he wouldn’t have meant eventually wiping out either language – Urdu or Hindi. Far from it, he meant peaceful co-existence. Perhaps that is one of the many reasons that led him to earn the title, and so aptly, the citizen of the world...."
The Friday Times: Pakistan's First Independent Weekly Paper Jan 06-12 2006
"The launch of a comprehensive website on Patras Bokhari marks a reinvigoration of the great writer and
Daily Times, Sunday, February 05, 2006
"WORD FOR WORD: How Ahmed Shah became Patras Bokhari —Khaled
When you say Peter, aren’t you reminded phonetically of Urdu ‘path-thar’ (stone)? One is put in the mind of one possible origin when you look at Tagore’s play ‘Pather Panchali’ (song of the road). Is our ‘pathar’ something that you find on the road?"