ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Not the Substance

ing him as 'a scholar and an idealist'. And a hundred pities that in a work of over four hundred pages there are just thirty pages containing the "Minor Scripta and Dicta of K M Ashraf. With the resources at his command, the editor, by putting in a little more effort, could have acquired and published the stray writings and speeches and letters of Ashraf, especially the letters since Ashraf was a beautiful prose writer. The editor could also have published excerpts from the notes of this great scholar who belonged to that genre of intellectual workers whose perfectionism makes them just read and read and think, always postponing writing, oblivious to the ultimate logic of life.

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