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Review of Lenin's Kisses

Reviewed by Asif Farrukhi As far as opening scenes go, this one is captivating: “Look, in the middle of a sweltering...

Review of Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Reviewed by Mohsin Siddiqui The number of novels with a fantastic opening line and horrifically bad ...

Column: Maulvi Nazir Ahmad’s prose By Intizar Hussain

In recent years, Mohammad Ikram Chaghatai has remained engaged in his research on old Delhi College. Last year his...

Litbuzz: Women’s prize for fiction: Someone other than Mantel

In a face-off against the likes of Hilary Mantel and Zadie Smith and four other strong nominees for the 2013 Women’s...

Review of Urdu Tanqeed Par Ek Nazar: Critiquing criticism

Reviewed by Asif Farrukhi Leading critic Kalimuddin Ahmad’s overview of literary criticism in Urdu, Urdu Tanqeed Par...

Obituary: Iain Banks, 1954-2013

By Mahvesh Murad Iain Banks — AFP Finding that ratty old paperback of Iain Banks’ 1984 debut novel The Wasp Factory...

Review of Crewel

Reviewed by Mahvesh Murad It is thought that Crewel embroidery is at least a thousand years old. The origin of the...

Review of Conversations with Mani Ratnam

Reviewed by Ali Asghar A screenshot from Dil Se, one of Ratnam's politically charged films My first memory of Mani...

Column: As we came from the holy land By Aamer Hussein

Aamer Hussein is a fiction writer, critic and professor of literature. At the border with Jordan, they took away ...

Review of Ash in the Belly

Reviewed by Ghazal Zulfiqar A boy eating bread in a slum in Mumbai — AFP Harsh Mander’s new book, Ash in the Belly:...

Review of And the Mountains Echoed

Reviewed by Saima S. Hussain I don’t envy Khaled Hosseini. Really. I don’t. Just consider the immense pressure he...

Column: Anomie in the land of hope: A brief introduction to Intizar Husain’s novel Basti By Muhammad Umar Memon

Muhammad Umar Memon is a writer, translator and editor of The Annual of Urdu Studies. He was Professor of Urdu...

The Hay Festival: ‘A Woodstock of the mind’

By Razeshta Sethna The Hay Literary Festival is more a festival of ideas than simply literature. It is about world...

Review: A dictionary of Pashto idioms

Reviewed by Sher Alam Shinwari The Pakhto Adabi Board recently accomplished the commendable task of compiling a...

Review of Tariq Ramadan's The Arab Awakening

Reviewed by Faiza Mushtaq A protester, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, stands in front of Egyptian military police...

Review of The Judiciary of Pakistan

Reviewed by Akhgar Anwar Awan An objective analysis of the events of the last 66 years clearly shows that political...

Review of From Dongri to Dubai

Reviewed by Haris Masood Zuberi India accuses Dawood Ibrahim of masterminding the 1993 bombings in Mumbai, which...

Cover Story: Mahasin-i-Kalam-i-Ghalib by Abdur Rehman Bijnouri

Reviewed by Raza RumiSuch is the majesty of Urdu’s greatest poet Mirza Ghalib (1797-1869) that his works continue to...

Review: Karachi: Our Stories in Our Words

After reading this collection, you may well find yourself stunned at the fact that any of the 18 million-odd residents are still alive and whole.

Column: Exploring the trajectory of Basti By Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels and has recently been named one of the best young British novelists by...

Opinion

A reign of fear

Auction mania

Two sides of one coin

New status for TTP?

Editorial

Too much for too little

The name of the game

Roles reversed

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