While Urdu literary criticism is thriving, Nasir Abbas Nayyar’s pioneering contributions elevate its colonial
Daisy Rockwell captures the nuances and details of the original in her translation of Upendranath Ashk’s magnum opus
Ravish Nadeem’s latest collection of poems is innovative and encapsulates modern-day life
A Mirrored Life is a historical novel that brilliantly imagines what the Sufi mystic’s life was like
A homage to Rajinder Singh Bedi on his birth centenary
A narrative of memories of Ismat Chughtai
The tragedies and devastating impact of 1947 as captured in literature
A select list of fiction and non-fiction must-reads to curl up with over the Eid and summer holidays
A list of must-read contemporary and classical novels, short stories and poetry to curl up with this summer
Set partly in Karachi, Kim Echlin’s latest novel completes a circle of friendship and the ties that bind it
“My experience is that when one aspect of a place is emphasised, for example the violence in Karachi, there is...
*In his latest work, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi brilliantly spins stories of 18th- and 19th-century Urdu literati*
Fill up the empty spaces as Hasan ki Soorat-e-Haal is here
Asif Farrukhi’s comments on Intizar Husain’s work on the occasion
IN Urdu Ki Nasri Dastanain, a detailed description of prose fiction in the classical period, Gyan Chand Jain...
A STARTLING name introduces the first collection of poems from the pen of a mature poet making his debut without any...
A PHENOMENON more than a man, the very name Balzac exudes energy and encyclopedic descriptions of men and morals....
Those who want to discover the world of Zweig are advised to read The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig
Julien Columeau whose first language is French, writes Urdu as if it was the language of his natural expression
NOBODY can write like Lydia Davis, or touch the heart the way she does in her writing. Short, intense, significant...