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Asif Farrukhi

COLUMN: MANTO LIVES ON!

COLUMN: MANTO LIVES ON!

There are several new books on Saadat Hassan Manto. Slowly and steadily, the pile keeps growing. Most are new ... Published Jul 07, 2019 07:24am
COLUMN: DISCOVERING KRISHNA SOBTI

COLUMN: DISCOVERING KRISHNA SOBTI

Partition is not the end, but a beginning for Krishna Sobti’s elegiac and lyrical A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There,... Published May 19, 2019 07:19am
A flawed merger

A flawed merger

Why combine the Urdu Dictionary Board and the Urdu Science Board? Published Mar 21, 2019 06:46am
COLUMN: IRAQ'S NOVEL BOUNTY

COLUMN: IRAQ'S NOVEL BOUNTY

In a year of relentlessly pursuing good novels, some of the most interesting and amazing novels I read came,... Published Feb 24, 2019 09:14am
FICTION: ‘MY SHATTERED REFLECTION’

FICTION: ‘MY SHATTERED REFLECTION’

An English translation of a one-of-its-kind novel from Bhopal, once dubbed one of the ‘best untranslated novels’ in the Published Jan 06, 2019 06:33am
IN MEMORIAM: THE ONE WHO DID NOT ASK

IN MEMORIAM: THE ONE WHO DID NOT ASK

Altaf Fatima, who passed away last week, never received her due despite a formidable body of work. But she was much Published Dec 09, 2018 07:06am
COLUMN: A NEW HARVEST OF ANGER

COLUMN: A NEW HARVEST OF ANGER

If teaching literature is a challenge, then a greater challenge is teaching contemporary literature. Classics, by... Published Dec 02, 2018 07:04am
FICTION: FOUND AGAIN IN TRANSLATION

FICTION: FOUND AGAIN IN TRANSLATION

Khadija Mastoor’s classic novel Aangan receives a superb and nuanced new translation that is likely to garner even more Published Nov 25, 2018 07:03am
COLUMN: ISMAT’S LAST FLOWERING

COLUMN: ISMAT’S LAST FLOWERING

The stinking water in a flower vase begins to swelter and bubble with fermentation as chemical processes unleash a... Published Sep 23, 2018 06:41am
OPINION: STORIES WE CAN NEVER FORGET

OPINION: STORIES WE CAN NEVER FORGET

With Independence Day right around the corner, we asked some Pakistani fiction authors to tell us which Partition-themed Published Aug 12, 2018 07:47am
FICTION: MEMORY AND FORGETTING

FICTION: MEMORY AND FORGETTING

A major literary voice from Bangladesh maturely handles the theme of missing persons against a political backdrop which Published Jul 29, 2018 07:31am
COLUMN: YOUSUFI THE NOVELIST

COLUMN: YOUSUFI THE NOVELIST

Having lived to a ripe old age, Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi departed from this mortal world a few weeks ago. His death has... Published Jul 15, 2018 06:25am
IN MEMORIAM: THE ERA OF YOUSUFI

IN MEMORIAM: THE ERA OF YOUSUFI

The passing away of Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi on June 20 seemed to signal a cultural loss and the decline of a tradition of Published Jul 01, 2018 07:07am
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