PAKISTAN: A Sneer for a Prince

In the 10th Century, Arab warriors from Bagdad knifed into western India and founded Bagdad-ul-Jadid (New Bagdad). When more Moslem immigrants spilled through the fertile valley of the Indus River, the Princely State of Bahawalpur was born.

The current Amir of Bahawalpur is 45-year-old Sir Sadiq Mohamed Kahn Abbasi Bahadur. He was polished by English tutors, became adept at tennis and polo. One of his four royal wives is British-born. The Amir, however, has never been strongly attracted by British ideas on democracy. He was one of India's most despotic rulers. When India...

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