BOOKS IN BRIEF

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Allama Iqbal’s Tulip of Sinai – from A Message from the East (Payam-i-Mashriq)
M. Hadi Hussain, Shireen Gheba Najib

Iqbal wrote Payam-i-Mashriq in 1923. This book presents the first two poems of his message as translated by the poet Hussain and illustrated by the artist Najib.

Jadeed Japani Afsanay
Translated by Shahid Hameed

Featuring 12 short stories by eminent Japanese writers on themes pertaining to Japanese culture, society and people, the book also briefly introduces readers to the personalities behind the pens.

Na Wo Sooraj Nikalta Hai
Syed Pervez

A collection of short stories initially published in 1992 and now re-released with the addition of new tales, the book also includes opinions on the collection from writers such as Hajra Masroor, Agha Sohail and Zahida Hina.

To Dust Consigned: The Veil, the Stake, the Verdict — Elegy on the Plight of Woman
Feza Aazmi

The poet divides his book into chapters that he terms ‘Lessons’, and focuses exclusively on the injustices perpetrated on women, seeking to restore their right to equality and dignity.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, October 15th, 2017