A novel by a first-time writer and set in the bleak and wintry landscape of Kamchatka is unlike anything else recent
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Daisy Rockwell’s superb translation of Khadija Mastur’s posthumous and oft-neglected novel makes it even more compelling
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There are several new books on Saadat Hassan Manto. Slowly and steadily, the pile keeps growing. Most are new ...
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Dr Jameel Jalibi passed away on April 19. He leaves behind an enormous legacy as a historian of literature, but also as
One of the most significant publications related to Urdu’s literary culture forces us to reconsider previously held
Why combine the Urdu Dictionary Board and the Urdu Science Board?
In a year of relentlessly pursuing good novels, some of the most interesting and amazing novels I read came,...
Solitude, deep introspection and an existentialist sense of each passing moment set the accomplished author’s work
An English translation of a one-of-its-kind novel from Bhopal, once dubbed one of the ‘best untranslated novels’ in the
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If teaching literature is a challenge, then a greater challenge is teaching contemporary literature. Classics, by...
Khadija Mastoor’s classic novel Aangan receives a superb and nuanced new translation that is likely to garner even more
Former diplomat Saad Rashidul Khairi narrates his eventful life, but through it tells of his world and changing times
The stinking water in a flower vase begins to swelter and bubble with fermentation as chemical processes unleash a...
Syeda Muhammadi Begum died at just 30 years of age, but managed to author more than 30 books for women and children
With Independence Day right around the corner, we asked some Pakistani fiction authors to tell us which Partition-themed
A major literary voice from Bangladesh maturely handles the theme of missing persons against a political backdrop which