Harris Khalique

COLUMN: THE UNCRITICAL ERA

COLUMN: THE UNCRITICAL ERA

“In all of the eminent was the quality of a singularly uncritical era. It was a time when a prominent man could form himself on a Published 18 Sep, 2022 08:56am
COLUMN: WORDSWORTH, ELIOT AND KHAN

COLUMN: WORDSWORTH, ELIOT AND KHAN

In 2020, when the first wave of Covid-19 had brought the world to a halt, I received an email from Christopher... Published 28 Aug, 2022 04:25am

ACTIVISM UNDER FIRE

Civil society organisations have raised their voices in favour of minorities, women, workers, and the protection of community... Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:12am
COLUMN: HOME IN THE WORLD

COLUMN: HOME IN THE WORLD

In search of dusty old books that no one else had picked up from obscure shelves for many years, my classmate Robert... Published 07 Aug, 2022 12:17pm
COLUMN: LAEEQ BABREE’S OEUVRE

COLUMN: LAEEQ BABREE’S OEUVRE

Translation is an art. It gets more demanding when one is translating creative prose or poetry from one language into another. Published 10 Jul, 2022 03:14am
COLUMN: CYCLES OF MEMORIES

COLUMN: CYCLES OF MEMORIES

We live in the age of fiction but — perhaps because of this certain part of the world to which we belong and the... Published 05 Jun, 2022 10:34am
COLUMN: A PLACE WE USED TO KNOW

COLUMN: A PLACE WE USED TO KNOW

Hoori Noorani of the publishing house Maktaba-e-Danyal told me some months ago that she had found some fascinating... Published 15 May, 2022 09:35am
COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE BACHA KHAN

COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE BACHA KHAN

In 1987, it was the month of November when my classmate Ashraf Noor and I bunked our scheduled visit to a factory in... Published 09 Jan, 2022 07:16am
COLUMN: FOUND IN TRANSLATION

COLUMN: FOUND IN TRANSLATION

I consider the translation of literary works a great service to humanity, yet the effort put into translation seldom... Published 19 Dec, 2021 07:05am
COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

In these times of death, disease, depression and sorrow, we have lost many literary stalwarts, from Shamsur Rahman... Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am
COLUMN: THE PEOPLE’S MUFTI

COLUMN: THE PEOPLE’S MUFTI

Masjid Qasim Ali Khan is a historic landmark in the city of Peshawar. Built in the late 17th century, this 350-year... Published 03 Oct, 2021 07:11am
COLUMN: THREE EXEMPLARY POETS

COLUMN: THREE EXEMPLARY POETS

There are three women Urdu poets — long settled in North America now — who continue to surprise and elate their... Published 19 Sep, 2021 09:43am
COLUMN: THE PERTURBED MUSLIM MIND

COLUMN: THE PERTURBED MUSLIM MIND

In the early 14th century, Shaikh Mahmoud Shabistari wrote Gulshan-i-Raaz [Garden of Secrets], an epic poem in... Published 15 Aug, 2021 05:34am
COLUMN: UTOPIA IS NEVER LOST

COLUMN: UTOPIA IS NEVER LOST

From the late 19th century, humanity began to move faster than it ever had before in history towards specialisation... Published 25 Jul, 2021 07:02am
COLUMN: FEET SOAKED IN BLOOD

COLUMN: FEET SOAKED IN BLOOD

Naheed and Riaz altered the literary landscape for women writers who came after them... Published 27 Jun, 2021 06:53am
COLUMN: THE TAVERN OF FRIENDS

COLUMN: THE TAVERN OF FRIENDS

In Urdu, the genre of khaaka nigari [sketch writing] has evolved its own distinct style when we compare it to what ... Published 06 Jun, 2021 06:32am
COLUMN: BAUDELAIRE AND BAZM-I-TALABA

COLUMN: BAUDELAIRE AND BAZM-I-TALABA

This year marks the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Baudelaire, creator of Les Fleurs du mal [The Flowers of ... Published 09 May, 2021 07:06am