About The Author
My mother grew up in a small village in the Punjab of Pakistan; the type which was so small it didn’t even have a name, just a number for identification. The tragedy of it was that my grandfather was a teacher, but because of complicated family circumstances my mother wasn’t privileged enough to go to school and remained completely uneducated. It wasn’t until she married my father that he taught her how to read and write. He believes education is a right, not a privilege.
My mother absorbed my father’s philosophy. She couldn’t undo the past, but she made sure she infused this philosophy into every aspect of her future. Today not only are her sons Design Engineers and IT Professionals, but her eldest daughter has her own very successful cottage industry business.
There are countless uninteresting and irrelevant things I could tell you about her youngest daughter in an attempt to keep you interested. However perhaps the most relevant pieces of information amongst it all, is that her youngest daughter not only speaks three languages, she holds two degrees, but above all has been privileged enough to write a book.
Her youngest daughter is me – Kausar Zain. Laying my heart and soul bear, allowing my imagination to roam wild and free as possible, as a result of my mother’s belief in the power of education and hard work. Although she has never received a formal education, my mother is the most intelligent and educated, uneducated woman I know. My upbringing isn’t just my story; it’s the story of countless others aspiring for a better life for themselves and for their future generations.