The Republic of Rumi: A Novel of Reality
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The Republic of Rumi: a Novel of Reality

Chapter 98

Unending Adventures

By Khurram Ali Shafique

Iqbal is not the only one who has got an inkling of the Devil’s battle plan.

The old man

An old man in the deserts of Balochistan says to his son, “The world is about to face another conflict between body and spirit. The Devil is relying on the industries of Europe and God on the strength of the believer’s resolve.”


In the remote mountains of Kashmir, Zaigham claims to be the son of a mullah but you can see that he is Iqbal in a new disguise. Standing in the scenic valley of Lolab in his ancestral land, he delivers nineteen monologues.

“Come out of monasteries and meet the challenge like Husain,” says Zaigham. “The sign of life in a nation is that its destiny keeps changing perpetually.”

The Poet takes leave of you in a final poem aptly titled, ‘The Human Being.’ He says, “If I am the end of all, then what lies beyond? Where lies the limit of my unending adventures?”

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Like-minded people in Balochistan and Kashmir are becoming aware of the Devil’s battle plan.
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