A sumptuously produced book of photographs is an ode to world civilisations and the known and anonymous ancient
A fitting and satisfying end to an epic trilogy of fantasy, feminism and magical prose
A debut novel is only partially interesting and suffers from too many diversions that have nothing to do with the plot
It was about 25 years ago — a time of intense political tensions between Sindhi-speaking and non-Sindhi speaking...
The Overstory, a complex environmental novel by Richard Powers, is the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for...
Though a first-timer, Haroon Khalid Akhtar displays the ability of a veteran to captivate readers as much with the
An exploration of the problems of the bureaucracy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is easy to read, but lacks academic rigour and
One of the most significant publications related to Urdu’s literary culture forces us to reconsider previously held
Thinking in binaries is the delight of a growing child. Isn’t the cat evil, through and through evil, with nothing...
Surmaee Arif Bukhari This collection of nearly 150 ghazals in Urdu, composed by an academic steeped
A coming-of-age story about a boy looking for a dog that bit his finger off in his ancestral Afghan village marks an
Jamil Jan Kochai was born in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1992, but his family hails from Logar, Afghanistan. Kochai ...
Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai’s 1932 novel came to life in the United States 86 years later
An edgy debut novel fictionalises the life of Dr Abdus Salam to explore the politics of religion in Pakistan
A book delineates the overwhelming culture of the subcontinent in stunning detail, but fails in probing deeper into the
In her first collection, the author of the viral hit short story ‘Cat Person’ explores human yearning through ordinary
Two literary academics make the case for the power of storytelling from Muslim perspectives to disrupt Islamophobic
When you think of a writer, do you imagine a person who is brilliant, eloquent and deeply philosophical? Someone who...
A psychological thriller with strong female characters upends expectations from a relationship triangle involving a man
A wealth of information about 75 Muslims who impacted Western civilisation also provides correctives to dominant
“Hoon garmi-i-nishat-i-tasavvur se naghma sanj/ Main andalib-i-gulshan-i-na afridah hoon” [I sing from the...