Category: Fiction افسانے

Urdu Fiction Afsanay افسانے

The “D” Word: English Story by A. Farooqi

  In our household of six girls and one cherished male issue from an upper class family in Karachi, the foremost question that preoccupied my mother’s troubled days and sleepless nights was how to secure marriages for her six girls. I remember once a certain aunty asked my mother how many...

Surkh Teer Ishtiaaq Ahmed Jasoosi Novels

Surkh Teer: Ishtiaaq Ahmed’s 4 Jasoosi Novels

  Ishtiaaq Ahmed is considered as the most prolific detective novels writer along with Ibne Safi. While Ibne Safi Imran Series focused on more mature readers, Ishtiaaq Ahmed focuses on children and young adults. He mentioned in an interview that he always felt that all characters Inspector Jamshed Mahmood, Farooq...

Bano Qudsia, 1928 - 2017

Bano Appa [Bano Qusdia], another famous Ravian, passes away

Bano Appa [Bano Qusdia], another famous Ravian, left us yesterday. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎‎. Ashfaq Ahmed and Bano Qudsia were both Ravians, who defined the play-writing genre in Pakistan. Bano Appa’s Raja Gidh is considered one of the greatest Urdu Novels. .

Abda Khan: US Book Tour of ‘Stained’

Abda Khan recently completed her book tour of Stained  across the Atlantic at cities including New York, LA and Milpitas [near San Francisco]. Stained is a gripping story that focuses on honour killing and a struggle of a young girl who seeks justice following rape, amidst pressure to protect family honor. Abda...

Bingo Rita Mae Brown

Book Review: Bingo by Rita Mae Brown

The idea of a book changing your life is as stupid an idea as a waxing lady that will be cheap, painless and very good at her work. Incredibly silly notions, them both. The idea of Erich Segal’s story changing anyone’s life “Haaaai sachee, I will never be the same...


Interview with Abda Khan – Author of Novel ‘Stained’

  Lawyer turned author, Abda Khan is a fresh voice in British-Asian literature. Her upcoming debut novel Stained focuses on immigration and honour problems within Pakistani community. The novel revolves around the plight of a young British Pakistani woman, who after she is raped, goes to extreme lengths to escape what...

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Pakistan (Private) Ltd. – By A. Nazir

Pakistan (Private) Ltd. – By A. Nazir     Aren’t you ashamed of yourself…?’She screamed at me from across the table. You call yourself a man..? More of a slip of a man you are I must say…’ She continued, while I hung my head in shame… Why could you...