COLUMN: MONI'S RUBY R.

COLUMN: MONI'S RUBY R.

I’m excited to live in a world where a new Moni Mohsin book is out, alliteratively titled The Impeccable Integrity...
Published 16 May, 2021 05:45am
NON-FICTION: STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

NON-FICTION: STYLE AND SUBSTANCE

A well-produced coffee-table book is the first-ever compilation and retelling of Pakistan’s fashion history...
Published 16 May, 2021 05:45am
FICTION: TOFFEE AND TRIBULATIONS

FICTION: TOFFEE AND TRIBULATIONS

A confectionary historian spins an engaging tale of mystery and feminist progress revolving around a chocolate factory, in a...
Published 09 May, 2021 07:06am
NON-FICTION: THE CHINA MIRACLE

NON-FICTION: THE CHINA MIRACLE

A recently published book is a useful introduction to modern China and its phenomenal rise...
Published 09 May, 2021 07:06am
COLUMN: BAUDELAIRE AND BAZM-I-TALABA

COLUMN: BAUDELAIRE AND BAZM-I-TALABA

This year marks the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Baudelaire, creator of Les Fleurs du mal [The Flowers of ...
Published 09 May, 2021 07:06am
FICTION: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

FICTION: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

An enticing piece of historical fiction, with a murder mystery at its heart, once again showcases Sana Pirzada’s talent...
Published 02 May, 2021 06:59am
ESSAY: PAKISTAN'S NEW PUBLISHERS

ESSAY: PAKISTAN'S NEW PUBLISHERS

Can a new wave of independent publishers set off Pakistan’s English language publishing industry in fresh and exciting...
Published 02 May, 2021 06:59am
COLUMN: MEMORIES OF MY FATHER

COLUMN: MEMORIES OF MY FATHER

He lived on tea and bread for a while. His shoes were worn out. He wore flip-flops. But stories of his brilliance circulated on...
Published 02 May, 2021 06:59am
BOOKS IN BRIEF

BOOKS IN BRIEF

A collection of articles previously published in various journals, books and newspapers provides a historical perspective of...
Published 02 May, 2021 06:59am
FICTION: THE ART OF TRANSLATING BACK

FICTION: THE ART OF TRANSLATING BACK

Afzal Ahmed Syed’s Urdu translation of Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s Between Clay and Dust shows how to render a Pakistani...
Published 25 Apr, 2021 06:20am
FICTION: COMPELLINGLY ENJOYABLE

FICTION: COMPELLINGLY ENJOYABLE

A debut collection of short stories enriches Pakistan’s corpus of short stories in English with a fresh and formidable new...
Published 25 Apr, 2021 06:20am
COLUMN: ALMINO'S MAJNUN AND LAILA

COLUMN: ALMINO'S MAJNUN AND LAILA

What first provoked my curious attention when I opened João Almino’s novel, Enigmas of Spring, was that its hero...
Published 25 Apr, 2021 06:20am
ESSAY: DREAMS OF MY PUBLISHER

ESSAY: DREAMS OF MY PUBLISHER

Is there a readership for Pakistani sci-fi and fantasy fiction? And if so, why are more publishers not publishing it?...
Published 18 Apr, 2021 06:56am
COLUMN: POETS VERSUS POLITICOS

COLUMN: POETS VERSUS POLITICOS

Over the years it has diminished, but until some time ago, there was still a vibrant left-wing political movement in...
Published 18 Apr, 2021 06:56am