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Asif Farrukhi

FICTION: OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS

FICTION: OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS

One of the finest novelists of his generation, Julian Barnes writes a novel that is perhaps the saddest novel to have Published Jun 10, 2018 06:53am
IN MEMORIAM: IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN

IN MEMORIAM: IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN

Eminent scholar M. Umar Memon, who passed away on June 4, opened up new avenues of expression through an armload Published Jun 10, 2018 06:53am
COLUMN: DICTATORS AS WRITERS

COLUMN: DICTATORS AS WRITERS

The larger-than-life shadow of despotic tyrants takes over all aspects of society, from work ethics to spirituality.... Published May 13, 2018 07:20am
COLUMN: THE NOVEL ECONOMY

COLUMN: THE NOVEL ECONOMY

The novel is a rare bird on the Urdu literary scene. Noting the appearance of a number of good novels in Urdu in a... Published Mar 11, 2018 06:56am
COLUMN: STUDYING URDU IN JAPAN

COLUMN: STUDYING URDU IN JAPAN

Looking westward has become such an ingrained mental habit for us that we tend to look in that direction even when ... Published Jan 07, 2018 07:01am
FICTION: THE MAKING OF A TRAITOR

FICTION: THE MAKING OF A TRAITOR

A fine new translation of Krishan Chander’s magnum opus on Partition is timely and makes for compulsive reading Published Dec 17, 2017 07:00am
OBITUARY: REQUIEM FOR A MASTER

OBITUARY: REQUIEM FOR A MASTER

Tassaduq Sohail’s life was a tale of revolt, desire and unrestrained originality. Largely self-taught, the artist Published Oct 08, 2017 07:41am
THE SHADOW OF KARBALA

THE SHADOW OF KARBALA

Events that took place on a far-off battlefield exactly 1,337 years ago have exerted a defining influence on Urdu Published Oct 01, 2017 04:25am
The posthumous Manto — more of less

The posthumous Manto — more of less

While questions about the enigmatic writer’s life abound, there continues to be very little information on the man Published Dec 11, 2016 08:18am
History through fiction

History through fiction

A collection of stories by Aziz Ahmad, accompanied by perceptive critiques of the man and his work Published Oct 09, 2016 07:31am

Seeing through his eyes

On 101 years of Bhisham Sahni, a prolific writer whose Hindi short stories, novels and plays are as much enjoyed in Published Aug 28, 2016 07:24am
Man of letters

Man of letters

Years after his death, Muzaffar Ali Syed is reintroduced to the realm of Urdu literary criticism with a collection of Published Aug 14, 2016 08:10am
Recreating yesterday

Recreating yesterday

Shahid Hameed chronicles his life growing up in pre-partition Punjab in one of the most remarkable works in Urdu to have Published Jun 26, 2016 07:09am
REVIEW: When walls begin to crumble

REVIEW: When walls begin to crumble

Daisy Rockwell captures the nuances and details of the original in her translation of Upendranath Ashk’s magnum opus Published Jan 17, 2016 06:42am