NON-FICTION: THE WITNESS AND THE PLAYER

NON-FICTION: THE WITNESS AND THE PLAYER

Javed Jabbar’s latest memoir is a recounting of a turbulent period in Pakistan’s chequered political history and a now mostly... Published 18 Sep, 2022 09:16am
FICTION: MELANCHOLIA AND BEAUTY

FICTION: MELANCHOLIA AND BEAUTY

A charming debut novel paints a personal investigation of grief, death, relationships and eating disorders with masterful
Published 18 Sep, 2022 09:12am
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
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

In this dictionary of sorts, the author gives simple explanations and meanings of social media terminology and internet-specific
Published 18 Sep, 2022 08:51am
FICTION: HOME AND AWAY

FICTION: HOME AND AWAY

A debut novel is an unfailingly honest coming-of-age story which examines adolescence, family, home and religion, all the while...
Published 11 Sep, 2022 06:12am
NON-FICTION: RECLAIMING KHAN BABA

NON-FICTION: RECLAIMING KHAN BABA

A new book reinforces Pakhtuns’ debt to Khushal Khan Khattak’s genius, for his immense literary and social contributions and for
Published 11 Sep, 2022 06:06am
COLUMN: TRAVELS IN TURKEY — II

COLUMN: TRAVELS IN TURKEY — II

We warmed up quickly to the charming brother. He mentioned the sama [meditation ceremony] of the whirling dervishes that happened
Published 11 Sep, 2022 05:54am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Building on more than a decade’s worth of experience as a leadership trainer and career coach, the author examines the myriad...
Published 11 Sep, 2022 05:50am
NON-FICTION: LETTERS TO MY FATHER

NON-FICTION: LETTERS TO MY FATHER

Moneeza Hashmi’s book is a debt of honour to Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s fans, who would have known nothing about the sentiments Faiz the...
Published 04 Sep, 2022 11:10am
COLUMN: THE KUTNI IN LITERATURE

COLUMN: THE KUTNI IN LITERATURE

Among the many curious and fantastic characters encountered in the world of classical Urdu literature, the kutni...
Published 04 Sep, 2022 10:54am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Originally written in Sindhi, this biography of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) has been translated into English by Dr Habibullah Siddiqui
Published 04 Sep, 2022 10:49am
FICTION: A FRENCHMAN’S PAKISTAN

FICTION: A FRENCHMAN’S PAKISTAN

A new collection of Urdu short stories by Julien Columeau often reads as character sketches of characters plucked from real life
Published 21 Aug, 2022 01:41pm
POETRY: IQBAL’S TRUE HEIR

POETRY: IQBAL’S TRUE HEIR

The verses of Allama Iqbal’s grandson achieve his objectives of interpreting, teaching, preaching and praising Iqbal via poems...
Published 21 Aug, 2022 01:37pm
FICTION: CONFRONTING PREJUDICES

FICTION: CONFRONTING PREJUDICES

Monica Ali’s fifth novel may not stay with readers for years to come, but it will definitely make them stop and think
Updated 22 Aug, 2022 10:39am
COLUMN: LANGUAGE AS A SUBSTANCE

COLUMN: LANGUAGE AS A SUBSTANCE

The present age has seen the decline and fall of Modernism which, having slowly begun to spread across Europe in the late 19th
Published 21 Aug, 2022 01:24pm
LITBUZZ

LITBUZZ

On Pakistan’s 75th anniversary, London-based research centre Bloomsbury Pakistan launched the Bloomsbury Book Prize with the...
Published 21 Aug, 2022 01:21pm
NON-FICTION: JINNAH: FORCE OF NATURE

NON-FICTION: JINNAH: FORCE OF NATURE

While other biographies of the Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah exist, a new book stands out with regard to three issues and for
Published 14 Aug, 2022 05:12am
FICTION: THE ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTER

FICTION: THE ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTER

A new novel by Haroon Khalid Akhtar combines political satire, humour and wit and will no doubt remind the reader about parallels
Published 14 Aug, 2022 05:12am