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Asif Noorani

NON-FICTION: DOWN DELHI LANES

NON-FICTION: DOWN DELHI LANES

History through eight classical Urdu poets whose hearts remained ensconced in ‘Dilli’ even when they were forced to Published Feb 03, 2019 08:32am
FICTION: LAMENT OF THE POWERLESS

FICTION: LAMENT OF THE POWERLESS

An evocative novel about the underprivileged and marginalised in Sindh reads like a vivid screenplay Published Dec 16, 2018 07:24am
FLASHBACK: THE QAWWALS OF FILM

FLASHBACK: THE QAWWALS OF FILM

In the final feature on film music for Icon, Asif Noorani discusses the genre of film qawwali, which invigorated movies Published Oct 14, 2018 07:11am
NON-FICTION: THE QUIET POET

NON-FICTION: THE QUIET POET

While many in Pakistan may not know the eminent Urdu poet Shahryar, a slim volume may help correct that oversight Published Sep 23, 2018 06:41am
FLASHBACK: TALES FROM THE PALANQUIN

FLASHBACK: TALES FROM THE PALANQUIN

Wedding songs will always stay in vogue, from past gems to present compositions, when it comes to nuptial celebrations Updated Dec 10, 2018 01:49pm
FICTION: TRAGEDIES OF SEPARATION

FICTION: TRAGEDIES OF SEPARATION

Gulzar’s first novel is set in his beloved Punjab and traces familiar themes of grief, senseless violence and Published Aug 12, 2018 07:47am
NON-FICTION: THE EMPEROR OF RHYTHM

NON-FICTION: THE EMPEROR OF RHYTHM

Based on interviews over two years, a new biographical book traces the beats of tabla maestro Zakir Hussain’s life Published Jul 22, 2018 07:59am
FLASHBACK: SONGS OF THE WONDER YEARS

FLASHBACK: SONGS OF THE WONDER YEARS

In the latest installment on the series on film music, Asif Noorani looks at the genre of songs for children, which were Published Jul 08, 2018 08:49am
FLASHBACK: SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

FLASHBACK: SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

In the first two parts of the series on film music, roles played by composers and lyricists in the creation of film Published Jun 24, 2018 07:06am
FICTION: THE SADNESS OF SEPARATION

FICTION: THE SADNESS OF SEPARATION

A collection of poetry and short stories by Gulzar about Partition have finally been published in Pakistan in the script Published May 06, 2018 07:05am