For Omerao, a King's commission in the navy is part of a journey of self discovery, drawing on his Pashtun tribe's migration out of the mountains of Waziristan, to the Bastis shaped in battles with the Sikhs and Hindus of Jullundur. Omerao's bemused trek through WW II and the curtain call of the British Raj, gives way to a growing self confidence and resolve as events sweep all before him.
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About the Author
Hamidullah Khan (HK) Burki, iconoclast, renaissance man, commanded a flotilla attached to General Slim's 14th Army in Burma. He resigned his commission after WW II, and took off to pursue sport and journalism. From the London Olympics in 1948, to victory at the 1950 Barcelona cup, he moved on as a foreign correspondent in London, New York and Islamabad. Along the way, with his trusty Rolleiflex, he took award winning black and whites. Shoals of Empire is part of a trilogy he was working on prior to his death in 2003.