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BOOKS IN BRIEF

Updated August 13, 2017

The Quran and Universe: Astronomy in the Light of Quran and Modern Science Ghulam Hasan

Scientific interpretation of Quranic verses and astronomical calculations allow the author to claim the Universe was created to a specific design rather than coming into being haphazardly.

Partaw-i-Khayal Subuha Khan

A collection of essays and observations on an eclectic array of subjects, from migration to the generation gap, success, tolerance, terrorism and religion, as well as travel and the difference between the hectic life of Karachi and the suburban United States.

Pakistan ki Tehzeeb o Saqafat Kishwar Naheed

Part of Oxford University Press’s The Platinum Series: Celebrating 70 Years of Pakistan, this slim volume begins with a brief history of Partition and follows with an overview of Pakistani culture, cuisine, festivals, sports, theatre, film and drama.

Umr Se Lambi Sarkon Per Vinod Khetan Translated by Sultan Arshad

A compilation of Gulzar’s film songs grouped either by a singular word (eg all songs containing the word ‘Chaand’) or theme. Listing the film, music director and singer with each song makes this a useful reference book.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, August 13th, 2017