A translation into English of a spectacular 19th century poem provides important insights in South Asia’s cultural and literary...
Published 07 May, 2023 08:08am
Many congratulations on winning the Writers’ Guild Award for The Return of Faraz Ali, a riveting, carefully structured novel...
Published 22 Apr, 2023 07:14am
Regular Books & Authors columnist Zulfikar Ghose, who passed away end of June, was a towering man of letters and among the...
Published 17 Jul, 2022 01:59pm
Gopi Chand Narang’s gem of a critical analysis of ‘Urdu’s first complete poet’ is translated into English for the first time
Published 26 Jun, 2022 11:21am
A scholar of environmental studies traces the linkages between Pakistani women’s creative works and eco-feminism
Published 24 Apr, 2022 07:19am
Aamer Hussein’s creative memoir is a book of such great riches and, indeed, courage, that it is difficult to put it down
Published 02 Jan, 2022 09:26am
A debut poetry collection showcases a poet with great promise and has much to offer, including pertinent and topical comment on
Published 19 Sep, 2021 09:58am
An unusual debut novel weaves together fantasy and harsh reality in the service of a vision of a more humane world...
Published 23 May, 2021 06:06am
A Kashmir-born British writer’s latest book, like his past four, is a lyrical, multi-layered exploration of his dual inheritance
Published 14 Mar, 2021 06:57am
A pioneering and riveting account, of the mostly Muslim Indian soldiers who fought in the Second World War, is a labour of love...
Published 20 Sep, 2020 06:56am
The latest novel by the multiple award-winning Romesh Gunesekra is a haunting and poetic foray into a newly indepe...
Published 29 Mar, 2020 07:36am
The significance of an original collection of Pakistani English poetry lies in its ambition and desire to transcend...
Updated 02 Feb, 2020 08:04am
Three collections by British poets give Pakistani English poetry new dimensions
Published 11 Aug, 2019 07:06am
A remarkable new novel from Michael Ondaatje asks important questions on the nature of war and victory, violence and
Published 09 Dec, 2018 07:06am
A new collection of 13 poignant short stories showcases the quietness with which Aamer Hussein portrays turmoil and
Published 21 Oct, 2018 08:34am
A lucid, diverse and critical collection of essays that look at literary production across the globe to illuminate some
Published 03 Jun, 2018 07:05am
A profound comment on identity and belonging in today’s troubled multicultural world
Published 22 Apr, 2018 07:20am
Victoria Schofield is a military historian and broadcaster. Her extensive work includes several books on South Asia....
Published 18 Feb, 2018 06:38am
Adam Zameenzad, the Pakistan-born author of six novels, passed away in Britain on Dec 4, 2017, at the age of 80. He...
Published 14 Jan, 2018 08:47am
Orhan Pamuk’s latest novel is a profound contemplation on human frailty, politics and changing cultures
Published 17 Dec, 2017 07:00am