COLUMN: THE LOVE OF EVERYDAY THINGS

COLUMN: THE LOVE OF EVERYDAY THINGS

There isn’t only love for a person; there is your love for your everyday things. I love nature above all. It attracts me more... Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
NON-FICTION: MASTERCLASS ON WRITING

NON-FICTION: MASTERCLASS ON WRITING

George Saunders’s latest book, about the craft of writing, is a peek into what a classroom helmed by the award-winning writer...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
FICTION: RAW AND COMPULSIVE

FICTION: RAW AND COMPULSIVE

A debut novel, about childhood trauma and how it can change us and continue to shape us as adults, makes for some voyeuristic...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
NON-FICTION: GAZING INTO THE SELF

NON-FICTION: GAZING INTO THE SELF

Arif Mahmood’s handsome book of photographs taken at Sufi shrines over 32 years is not simply an ethnographic documentation...
Published 05 Dec, 2021 07:01am
COLUMN: BLUE AT WORLD'S END

COLUMN: BLUE AT WORLD'S END

Regular readers will know I’ve been thinking about pandemic literature since Covid-19 went global in early 2020. A...
Published 28 Nov, 2021 07:08am
POETRY: SPOKEN ABOVE A MORTAL MOUTH

POETRY: SPOKEN ABOVE A MORTAL MOUTH

A British-Pakistani poet’s satirical epic is fine poetry delivered through playful lyrical flourishes woven with astute...
Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am
COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

COLUMN: MUFTI'S SHATTERED DREAM

In these times of death, disease, depression and sorrow, we have lost many literary stalwarts, from Shamsur Rahman...
Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am

CORRIGENDUM

The review of Javed Jabbar’s book “But Prime Minister...” by Safiya Aftab, published in Books and Authors on...
Published 21 Nov, 2021 07:32am
FICTION: RAGE ON THE STREETS

FICTION: RAGE ON THE STREETS

A debut novel weaves together a picture of denizens of Karachi who have had enough of being pushed around and who decide to...
Updated 14 Nov, 2021 12:38pm
NON-FICTION: THE LITERARY TRAVELLER

NON-FICTION: THE LITERARY TRAVELLER

A former diplomat-turned-wanderer attempts to unearth the soul of places he visits by connecting them to writers and artists...
Published 14 Nov, 2021 07:13am
NON-FICTION: HOMELAND DREAMS

NON-FICTION: HOMELAND DREAMS

An excellent anthology of writers muses on what it means to be displaced from one’s origins and to be Sindhi outside in the...
Published 14 Nov, 2021 07:13am
COLUMN: DOMAINS OF TRANSLATION

COLUMN: DOMAINS OF TRANSLATION

What is the Urdu for ‘fiddle dee dee’, or the English for ‘Sarra rara rara’? Are those words really English...
Updated 15 Nov, 2021 11:13am
NON-FICTION: CHRONICLES OF POWER

NON-FICTION: CHRONICLES OF POWER

Benazir Bhutto during her first tenure as prime minister at the PTV headquarters, Islamabad, in 1988 with PTV’s...
Updated 16 Nov, 2021 08:38pm
FICTION: THE SERFDOM OF OUR DREAMS

FICTION: THE SERFDOM OF OUR DREAMS

With good and bad feudals, a love triangle and nods to other hot-button contemporary issues, this novel could very well be...
Published 07 Nov, 2021 07:03am
NON-FICTION: CROWN JEWELS

NON-FICTION: CROWN JEWELS

A brilliant new book consolidates a large, understudied and unseen part of the visual documentation of the times of the...
Published 07 Nov, 2021 07:03am