In an era of social media, the idea of reading a book is slowly becoming obsolete let alone publishing one. Kangaroo Word is a one such work of an independent writer ‘Moazzam Ali Qureshi’. he had an academic background and from childhood his family has inculcated reading in him. That is why after his masters in International relations he started writing. Initially he wrote fiction but soon his interest and learning diverted him to write non-fiction.
‘Kangaroo Word’ comprises of Reviews and Reflections of International Relations scholars.
The book comprises of renowned scholars like Immanuel Wallerstein, kissinger, Iqbal, Judea Pearl and many more.
It opens with Henery Kissenger’s ‘World Order and further indulge into various subjects like data, law, idealism, self reliance and basically everything under the ambit of social sciences.
Moazzam divided his work into Scholarly sections as opposed to case studies. Which is a little difficult to grasp for a first time reader. But his aim was to make a holistic work that will help in academic studies.
This book if included in academic curriculum can help in Masters level and as well as in preparation of FPSC (Federal Public Service Commission) exams.
The Scholars were discussed in neutrality with a proper preface of their findings and then presenting critiques with evidences and references along with case studies.
The only critique to ‘Moazam’s’ work is that he discussed Realist theory in repetition without discussing the father of Realism ‘Hans J. Morgenthau’.
All in all ‘Kangaroo Word’ is a collection of several book reviews and criticism of Scholarly work social Scientists. One cannot read it on its own. You need to have supporting references in order to fully understand the gist of it.
The case studies mentioned were not discussed with all historical context. So for better understanding one needs to have a good grip of all the major historical events along with the political situation during that period.
Nonetheless, the book shows immense hard work and dedication. Only true determination can produce a work that is not only relevant in present times but gives a new perspective to previous scholarly approaches. ‘Kangaroo Word’ has many paradoxes awaiting for reader’s attention.
‘Kangroo Word’ is available online for orders. Most importantly the writer pledged to donate all net proceeds.