New Book Published for young Librarins to learn lessopn from his life by Mr Zahiruddin Khurshid ( Brother of Great Dr. Anis Khurshid)
- Book SummaryThis book is a personal account of Zahiruddin Khurshid’s life, which begins in Kamptee, his birthplace in India. Khurshid finds his family roots in Mao Nath Bhanjan in the Northern State of Uttar Pradesh. Following the failure of the 1857 uprising against the British raj, a group of immigrants led by Khurshid’s ancestors moved out and settled down in the central city of Kamptee. The title of sarpanch(head of Panchayat) continued for three generations and ended with the departure of the entire family to Pakistan. He introduces all renowned members of his family, from his great-grandfather, who was the first Sarpanch (head of Panchayat) in the family, to his siblings, including his ideal teacher and elder brother Dr. Anis Khurshid. The large part of the book covers his prolific professional career spanning over four decades. He tells the readers how he developed himself from a copy cataloger to become senior manager. He takes pride in his contributions to library automation, including retrospective conversion of the card catalog and two system migrations from DOBIS/LIBIS to Horizon and from Horizon to Symphony. Khurshid proudly presents his achievements, research and publications, conference papers, graduate education in the United States, honors, and awards. Having lived in Hindu dominated India; unstable Pakistan with political, social, economic, and religious problems; in holy and conservative but oil-rich Saudi Arabia; and finally retiring in the most developed country in the world, the United States of America, it has broadened his horizon, and he does not look at things with a fixed mind. He also took exceptions to the negative attitudes of the adversaries of both his elder brothers, Dr. Anis Khurshid and Qamruddin Khurshid, and some of his own and offered his good advice to them to be objective in their research, evaluation, or description of Khurshids' contributions to library and information science in Pakistan or at the international level. Otherwise, they will lose their own credibility.