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By Intizar Husain

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Basti is a superbly written reckoning with the tragic historical past of Pakistan. Basti capacity payment, a typical position, and Intizar Husain’s striking novel starts with a mythic, even mystic, imaginative and prescient of concord among young and old, guy and girl, Muslim and Hindu. Then Zakir, the hero, wakes to the trendy international. Crowds assemble. Slogans echo. towns burn. even if hunkered down with relatives or furtively assembly to replace information with associates in cafés, Zakir is by myself in a rustic misplaced to the politics of loneliness.

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Medieval engineers developed many ways to apply power from After the iron was At first, this waterwheels to industrial processes. Throughout the Middle Ages, water power and specialization of labor became more important in the production of armor. Sometimes, plates of iron were produced in mills owned by the armorer, but as the craft of the armorer became more impor- THE ARMORER AND HIS CRAFT tant and involved large the plates beaten out trade, it 35 was more convenient to have in special mills, before they w^ent to the armorer.

Carbon would very slowly hog's lard. in clay, diffuse into the iron, increasing the carbon content of the piece. could also be hardened by quenching, a method in which the ironsmith plunged the red-hot metal into liquid. Water provides the most rapid cooling, but again, brittleness was a problem. Certain waters were supposed to have special quenching propSteel hot steel was quenched in but also less hard. erties. If brittle, A better way to make oil or air-cooled, hard, flexible steel was to it was quench less it in water and then reheat it carefully to temper it.

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