The Chinese version of Travels in a Dervish Cloak has been published recently by the Commercial Press.
Travels in a Dervish Cloak is a memoir of Isambard Wilkinson, a foreign correspondent who took several journeys to the heart of Pakistan. It reveals real life in Pakistan with the highs and lows of the author who loves this country with all its flaws and splendor, China Economic Net (CEN) reported on Wednesday.
According to Luo Xin, chief editor of the Chinese version, the book includes Wilkinson’s travels in Pakistan between 2006 and 2009. It is both a classic travelogue and a travel guide, illuminating aspects of Pakistan that do not generally get media coverage.
The main purpose of his adventurous travels across Pakistan is not to explore the current political disputes, but to seek out the vanishing ancient traditions, the holy places, the saints, and the tenacious local claims. In the midst of turbulence, he tries to glimpse the light of the past and the possibilities of the future.