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Asif Farrukhi

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

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

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

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

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

ESSAY: A book lover’s paradise

A select list of fiction and non-fiction must-reads to curl up with over the Eid and summer holidays Published Jul 18, 2015 07:57am

ESSAY: For the love of literature

A list of must-read contemporary and classical novels, short stories and poetry to curl up with this summer Published Jul 13, 2015 12:35am

INTERVIEW: Canadian author Kim Echlin

“My experience is that when one aspect of a place is emphasised, for example the violence in Karachi, there is... Published Jun 14, 2015 07:05am

COMMENT: Basti and beyond

Asif Farrukhi’s comments on Intizar Husain’s work on the occasion Published Nov 02, 2014 06:27am