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Harris Khalique

AN ELEGY FOR FAHMIDA APA

AN ELEGY FOR FAHMIDA APA

The passing away last week of Fahmida Riaz, formidable poet, prose writer, translator, feminist and rights activist, Published Dec 02, 2018 07:04am
NARRATIVE ARC: THE WAVERING TURK

NARRATIVE ARC: THE WAVERING TURK

My short stint as a young man in Central and Eastern Europe during 1995 and 1996 was indeed rewarding — both... Published Nov 11, 2018 07:05am
NARRATIVE ARC: LOSING UMRAO JAAN

NARRATIVE ARC: LOSING UMRAO JAAN

Usually, the crassness of politics and power agitates you and the refinement in art and literature soothes. But then... Published Oct 14, 2018 07:11am
NARRATIVE ARC: TRANSLATING VERSE

NARRATIVE ARC: TRANSLATING VERSE

It is problematic when great poets in any language are not only identified but categorised by their geographical... Published Sep 16, 2018 06:45am
NARRATIVE ARC: GODOT IS NOT COMING

NARRATIVE ARC: GODOT IS NOT COMING

I would truly feel small if asked to comment on a work of art as brilliant, celebrated and so thoroughly analysed ... Published Sep 02, 2018 06:58am
NARRATIVE ARC: SANITISING POETRY

NARRATIVE ARC: SANITISING POETRY

It seems that what the state traditionally thought was its responsibility — particularly during the Zia years —... Published Aug 26, 2018 07:40am
NARRATIVE ARC: NAIPAUL AND AMIN

NARRATIVE ARC: NAIPAUL AND AMIN

V.S. Naipaul and Samir Amin — one a celebrated man of letters and the other an outstanding political economist —... Published Aug 19, 2018 07:21am
NARRATIVE ARC: CRITICISM IN URDU

NARRATIVE ARC: CRITICISM IN URDU

Universally, there is a love-hate relationship between literary criticism and creative writing. On the one hand,... Published Aug 12, 2018 07:47am
NARRATIVE ARC: NO REGRETS

NARRATIVE ARC: NO REGRETS

What we see in Pakistan today has been the case for long. The biggest irony that marks South Asian Muslim upper and... Published Aug 05, 2018 07:28am
NARRATIVE ARC: NAYA QANOON

NARRATIVE ARC: NAYA QANOON

In this election fever I am once again reminded of Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story ‘Naya Qanoon’ [The New... Published Jul 29, 2018 07:31am
NARRATIVE ARC: ROY’S REBELLION

NARRATIVE ARC: ROY’S REBELLION

There is a country and there is a country’s conscience. When we witness India going through times comparable with... Published Jun 24, 2018 07:06am