A Russian scholar’s exploration of the rule of four female heads of government in South Asia makes for fruitful reading
A new novel presents a very believable oral history of a fictional band from the 1970s, with all the sex, drugs, rock
Javed Jabbar’s latest book attempts to deal with Pakistan’s ‘image’ and integration problems, but is less than scholarly
Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina died in May 2019 at the young age of 48 but, in his short lifetime, he made as ...
An anthology of essays on the critical challenges facing Pakistan tries to identify the reasons for the chronic problems
A celebrated Tamil novelist writes two sequels to his own award-winning and vilified novel and allows the reader
Mountains, forests, the earth and waters in Pakistan’s enchanting folk tales are characters in their own right
I begin with a qualification that Pakistan’s intellectual scene — academic, artistic, literary and social — is...
Muhammad (PBUH): Role Model for Humanity Professor Muhammad Rafi A simply written, easy-to-read-in-one-go summation
A new novel about Bahadur Shah Zafar’s court and one of his concubines goes further than most popular historical fiction
The psychiatrist author of an award-winning collection of short stories isn’t interested in the endings of stories —
A new book explores the nexus between Indian politics and Bollywood
Have you ever looked at your bookshelf and noticed how many titles by women have made it there? Not many, I would...
Nasir Abbas Nayyar’s latest collection of short stories uses symbolism to code real life social experiences into pieces
A delightful travelogue not only captures the essence of long-distance train travel but imbues the reader with the
An Iranian philosopher ponders about existence and the difference between thinking and philosophy, among other things
In her polyvocal novel The Runaways, Fatima Bhutto examines Pakistan’s fluidity and reinvention in a digital age...
Former cricketer Shahid Afridi’s memoirs of his career are as freewheeling and explosive as his batting and will likely
A debut collection of short stories ranges in topic from nostalgia and politics to media and sexual abuse, but mainly
A respected police officer boils down Pakistan’s various governance challenges to an elite capture of the state and
Partition is not the end, but a beginning for Krishna Sobti’s elegiac and lyrical A Gujarat Here, A Gujarat There,...