COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE ZAHID DAR

COLUMN: THE INIMITABLE ZAHID DAR

On his way to the seafront, he found a bookshop. Instinctively, he entered and picked up a book by Jean Paul Sartre. “He though...
Published 28 Feb, 2021 07:36am
NON-FICTION: SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST

NON-FICTION: SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST

Seventy five years after the liberation of Auschwitz, English readers get an extraordinary account of life in a concentration...
Published 28 Feb, 2021 07:36am
FICTION: LOOKING COLONIALISM IN THE EYE

FICTION: LOOKING COLONIALISM IN THE EYE

An important Australian novel, set in the gruesome world of Sydney in the 1700s, attempts to come to terms with the monstros...
Published 21 Feb, 2021 07:03am
NON-FICTION: IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS

NON-FICTION: IN SEARCH OF ANSWERS

Elif Shafak’s long essay in the shape of a booklet, ponders the big issues of the times, which trouble people around the world...
Published 21 Feb, 2021 07:03am
NON-FICTION: FINDING HIS CENTRE

NON-FICTION: FINDING HIS CENTRE

Barack Obama reflects on his and America’s journey during his presidential tenure, in the first part of a two-volume memoir...
Updated 22 Feb, 2021 09:01am
FICTION: SENSES OF BELONGING

FICTION: SENSES OF BELONGING

A celebrated writer’s sophomore novel may be much more modest in scope than her debut, but is equally ambitious in its premi...
Published 14 Feb, 2021 06:47am
NON-FICTION: THE ART OF ABSTRACTION

NON-FICTION: THE ART OF ABSTRACTION

A limited-edition, handsome monograph on Pakistani artist Ayessha Quraishi serves as a semi-scholarly documentation that...
Published 14 Feb, 2021 06:47am
COLUMN: THE LAST WORD

COLUMN: THE LAST WORD

Somewhere towards the end of the first decade of this century, I came upon a review, in the pages of Dawn, of a book...
Published 14 Feb, 2021 06:47am
NON-FICTION: IDENTITY CRISES

NON-FICTION: IDENTITY CRISES

A compelling and lucid memoir of a Pakistani British man’s coming to terms with his sexuality could be a game-changer...
Published 14 Feb, 2021 06:47am
FICTION: TRYING TO CONTAIN A WORLD

FICTION: TRYING TO CONTAIN A WORLD

A debut novel set in Lahore and New York and focused on the plight of the marginalised in Pakistan shows future promise even...
Published 07 Feb, 2021 07:49am
NON-FICTION: HUMANS AND HISTORY IN MARX

NON-FICTION: HUMANS AND HISTORY IN MARX

A new book by a veteran scholar connects political economist Karl Marx’s thoughts from his early years to his later writings...
Updated 07 Feb, 2021 05:44pm
COLUMN: WHAT VIRUSES CAN TEACH US

COLUMN: WHAT VIRUSES CAN TEACH US

Ebola is a viral infection which causes haemorrhagic fever. Though rare, it has been devastating in west, central ...
Updated 07 Feb, 2021 05:43pm
FICTION: THE MYSTERIES OF NAYYAR

FICTION: THE MYSTERIES OF NAYYAR

Nasir Abbas Nayyar’s fourth collection of short stories showcases the writer’s scholarliness, creativity and fertile mind...
Published 31 Jan, 2021 07:06am
NON-FICTION: THE HIDDEN VOICES OF FILM

NON-FICTION: THE HIDDEN VOICES OF FILM

A sequel book by a music aficionado provides insight into the life and work of 35 more film playback singers from the Subcont...
Published 31 Jan, 2021 07:06am
COLUMN: PAKISTAN'S ENGLISH WRITERS

COLUMN: PAKISTAN'S ENGLISH WRITERS

Our writers find it easier to convey thoughts and ideas in their prose, but struggle when the feelings and emotions are to be...
Published 31 Jan, 2021 07:06am