FICTION: THE PRECISION OF LANGUAGE

FICTION: THE PRECISION OF LANGUAGE

A much-praised novel by Katie Kitamura does not disappoint, its writing restrained, understated and subtle, yet packing a big Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:58am
FICTION: NIGHT FALLS ON A GIRL

FICTION: NIGHT FALLS ON A GIRL

A debut novel takes on the hapless fate of streetwalkers who are exploited by the very law enforcers who should be protecting them
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:51am
NON-FICTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE COUNCIL

NON-FICTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE COUNCIL

A political scientist deconstructs the work of the Council of Islamic Ideology and how it fits into Pakistan’s ‘Islamisation’
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:43am
COLUMN: THE BRAVE HEART OF SINDH

COLUMN: THE BRAVE HEART OF SINDH

There was a time — not very long ago — when students, labour, journalists and a representative segment of...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:30am
LITBUZZ

LITBUZZ

In November 2020, former president of the United States, Barack Obama, released his memoir A Promised Land. According to...
Published 22 Jan, 2023 08:23am
NON-FICTION: THE LAST GREAT MUTINY

NON-FICTION: THE LAST GREAT MUTINY

A book on the Royal Indian Navy mutiny of 1946 is a compellingly good read for connoisseurs of South Asian history in general, and
Published 15 Jan, 2023 07:11am
NON-FICTION: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GIANTS

NON-FICTION: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GIANTS

An Urdu translation of one of the masterpieces of mountaineering and exploration work is as much a reader’s delight as the...
Published 15 Jan, 2023 07:04am
COLUMN: MY HEART AND GHALIB - I

COLUMN: MY HEART AND GHALIB - I

Prelude: I have been trying to write my lived experience of a heart attack for over a month now. But words didn’t flow.
Published 15 Jan, 2023 06:59am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

So many of us — women, especially — would nod in agreement at a grandmother admonishing a young girl to tie back her hair at...
Published 15 Jan, 2023 06:56am
FICTION: WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

FICTION: WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

A new novel is an attention-grabbing examination of the subtext of H.G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr Moreau and a shapeshi...
Published 08 Jan, 2023 07:42am
COLUMN: LOVERS' UNION IN DEATH

COLUMN: LOVERS' UNION IN DEATH

The repetition of the theme over centuries reveals it to be a major preoccupation of our literature.
Published 08 Jan, 2023 07:42am
NON-FICTION: A BAHADUR LIFE

NON-FICTION: A BAHADUR LIFE

An excellent biography of scholar and freedom fighter Bahadur Yar Jang, who achieved so much in the short 39 years that nature...
Published 01 Jan, 2023 08:59am
FICTION: SECRETS AND LIES

FICTION: SECRETS AND LIES

A debut novel with a memorable storyline offers a poignant study of the secrets women keep to survive and the perils that could...
Published 01 Jan, 2023 08:54am
NON-FICTION: THE SUFI CIRCUIT

NON-FICTION: THE SUFI CIRCUIT

Merging the personal and the public, this highly readable book will appeal to serious academics and to shrine culture’s die-har...
Published 01 Jan, 2023 08:50am
COLUMN: EXCEPTIONAL OR NOT

COLUMN: EXCEPTIONAL OR NOT

It may not have been so in the past — perhaps because of the well-rounded scholarship of the literary stalwarts...
Published 01 Jan, 2023 08:45am
NON-FICTION: THE GANDHI OF BALOCHISTAN

NON-FICTION: THE GANDHI OF BALOCHISTAN

The translation of Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai’s Pashto autobiography into English will allow a wider readership to appreciate...
Published 25 Dec, 2022 07:15am
FICTION: SEARCHING FOR THE SELF

FICTION: SEARCHING FOR THE SELF

A beautifully written novel set in the 18th century that encompasses two journeys, one about a physical sojourn across cont
Published 25 Dec, 2022 07:15am

NON-FICTION: THE WITHERING BRONTES

Novelist Charlotte Brontë was devastated when her sister Emily died from tuberculosis on December 19, 1848....
Published 25 Dec, 2022 07:15am