Intizar Husain

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...

COLUMN: Loss of a modern thinker

MOHAMMAD Kazim has passed away. In him we have lost a genuine Arabic scholar, one who was seriously engaged in...

COLUMN: Befitting recognition

Basir Kazmi: “I am the first Urdu poet and writer to receive an award from the Queen for services to literature.”

COLUMN: Karachi defies the odds

THE Karachi Literature Festival has now come to stay as a many-splendoured urban mela encompassing a number of...