Intizar Husain

COLUMN: Recording lives

“I have seen from very close quarters a number of well-known personalities and have learnt much from non-entities...

COLUMN: The sacredness of animals

WHILE browsing the haphazardly arranged titles at a book stall, one in particular captured my attention — Sacred...

COLUMN: A third kind of biography

MAULANA Ghulam Rasool Mehr’s biography of Ghalib was first published under the title Ghalib in 1936. It was...

COLUMN: The indefatigable writer

TILL yesterday Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was known to us as a leading Urdu scholar. But after the publication of his...

COLUMN: The grand old man of India

THE grand old man belonging to the South Indian literary world has passed away. This should be taken as sad news in...

COLUMN: The end of a culture

ONE big difficulty with our modern fiction is that it has developed a love for an intellectualised mode of...

COLUMN: The Urdu-Hindi connection

Last month one fine morning I received a registered packet of books from Islamabad. To my pleasant surprise the...

COLUMN: Politics and literature

MR Kamal Azfar’s autobiography, The Waters of Lahore, is, as he tells us, “a political autobiography.” But he...

COLUMN: The independence of a writer

A literary group in Lahore, called Halqa-i-Arbab-i-Funoon-i-Latifa, has been carrying out monthly sittings at the...