The Red Haired Woman

Orhan Pamuk Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Knopf  (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: Amazon.co.uk IN: PK: Liberty Books Sophocles’s Oedipus meets Ferdowsi’s Rustam and Sohrab Growing up in Lahore of 1970s when I was in college, nothing could have prepared us for the invasion of Russian literature on the the …

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Exit West
Author: Mohsin Hamid2017

Mohsin Hamid Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Riverhead Books (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: Amazon.co.uk IN: Flipkart PK: Liberty Books The tragedy of Europe today, Mohsin Hamid has suggested in his essays and journalism, is an inability to articulate a desirable future. Whether in Discontent and its Civilizations, his collected dispatches …

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Home Fire
Author: Kamila Shamsie2017

Kamila Shamsie Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Riverhead Books (2017) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: IN: PK: Liberty Books Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire is a post-9/11 Antigone. This is signalled by the novel’s epigraph from Seamus Heaney’s 2004 translation of Socrates’ lines: ‘The ones we love . . . are enemies of the state’. Heaney’s …

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رات کی رانی
Author: Javed Ahmed2014

Ahmed Javed – احمد جاوید Hardcover: Publisher: Poorab Academy (2014) Language: Urdu US: UK:  IN: PK: Saeed Book Bank احمد جاوید کے افسانوی مجموعہ میں ”رات کی رانی” عورتوں کے مسائل پر لکھی گئی کہانیوں پر مشتمل ہے۔اس میں شامل بارہ کہانیا ں عورت کے کسی نا کسی رنگ اور تاثر کی …

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Technologies of the Self
Author: Haris A. Durrani2016

Haris A. Durrani Hardcover: 138 pages Publisher: Brain Mill Press. (2016) Language: English « Excerpts » US: Amazon UK: IN: PK: ‘A person’s identity,’ Lebanese-French author Amin Maalouf once wrote, ‘is like a pattern drawn on a tightly stretched parchment. Touch just one part of it, just one allegiance, and the whole person will …

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The Book of Dhaka: A City in Short Fiction
Author: Edited by: Pushpita Alam and Arunava Sinha2016

Edited by: Pushpita Alam and Arunava Sinha Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd. (2016) Language: English « Excerpts (The Weapon)» « Excerpts (The Raincoat)» US: Amazon UK: IN: PK: Collections of place-themed fiction can be powerfully evocative with descriptions of indigenous sights and sounds, unique references to the geographical landscape, and above …

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A Restless Wind

Shahrukh Husain Paperback: 349 pages Publisher: Pan Macmillan (2013) Language: English US: Amazon UK: PK: IN: It is interesting how the culture of the subcontinent acquires an aura of mystery and intrigue when portrayed in English. At the same time, one cannot help but feel a familiarity and connection with such writing …

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Face of a Friend: Ahmed Ali 1910-1994

K. Natwar Singh Ahmed Ali belonged to that rare breed of men who are straightforward in their dealings with themselves. He was humane, humorous, warm- hearted, had a gift for friendship and was so upright that it was impossible to withhold admiration. Voltaire has written somewhere: “Aimer et penser: C’est …

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