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The Lore of Lahore: A Nostalgic Journey Through Time via Vintage Postcards and Old Photographs
Safdar Nensey

After his earlier book, which showcased Karachi, the author turns his attention to Lahore and again shares priceless photographs and postcards — some of which have been painstakingly restored, and some with messages inscribed by the original senders still intact — as well as specially commissioned illustrations of the magnificent architectural structures of the city.

The Great Dependence: 5,000 Years Indebtedness of Literature to Religion from Epic of Gilgamesh [2800 BC] to Silence [1967 AD], 50 Works Analysed
Qaiser Alam

Arguing that no great piece of literature was ever written without a deep religious sensibility on the part of the writer, the author examines poetry and prose from the classical civilisations to the more recent times — from the Shahnama and the Odyssey, to plays by William Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett, and novels by James Joyce and Honore de Balzac, among others — to substantiate his thesis.

Published in Dawn, Books & Authors, November 15th, 2020