Prose

Clay and dust from history!

. Atul Kumar Thakur

Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s Between Clay and Dust does not receive the attention that it deserves, not least because his novel departs from the west in…

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The Emperors Escape

. Saadut Hussain

The emperor had heard the prediction that this year’s ‘unusually extended spring’ season was already over; summer had crossed the Borijal passes so…

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Mango blues!

. Atul Kumar Thakur

Within literary writings, fiction and fantasies most often used in a blend to establish the plots that subverts the subtle differences and effects…

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Zikr in the City

. Uzma Falak

The city wasn't her dream. It was her escape into a perennial numbness. She meditated in the middle of a hustling and a bewildered crowd- rushing to…

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Book review: Jinnah Vs Gandhi

. Atul K Thakur

Book Review: Non-fiction/ Jinnah vs. Gandhi by Roderick Matthews, Hachette, 330pp; Rs499 (Hardback)

Whether India was fortunate to inherit the best…

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Book Review: Beacon Light

. Mushtaq Ul Haq

Book Review: Beacon Light

Azam Inqilabi, a name that needs no introduction. It is a known name in the Resistance Movement of Kashmir spanning over several decades. A revolut…

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Lal Ded- a conceptual icon

. G N Gauhar

Lal Ded- a conceptual icon

A bunch of articles read by few migrant scholars in Delhi in a seminar edited by Dr. Shashi Toshkhani jolted the belief I had inherited and develope…

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Ode to Safia

. Uzma Falak

Mother, Mother!
Would you wake up?
See the ivy near the window, its growing.

When your blood is turning lifeless on the hospital bed, I can see a full…

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Burdens of a dream

. Sameer Rashid

 

The day had gone well with no regrets, no complaints but a thanks to the Almighty for having given the day. She was often on my mind but her thoug…

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The life of Modern Nero

. Inam ul Rehman

Book: The NAMO Story, A Political Life Author: Kingshuk Nag Publisher: Roli Books  Pages: 188
In the year 1992, we shifted to one of our uncle’s home…

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The fantasised memory

. Inam ul Rehman

Book: Our Moon has Blood Clots
Author: Rahul Pandita
Pages: 258
Publisher: Random House India

Uprooted from their native place it is very difficult to…

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The Punjab: A book review

. Atul Kumar Thakur

Non-fiction/The Punjab by Ishtiaq Ahmed, Rupa/2011, 754 pp; Rs995 (Hardback)
Now another work on the partition history tries to unravel multiple narr…

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How I wish I could write to you

. Gowhar Farooq

How I wish I could write to you.

That here, here in the middle of my arms, somewhere in the dermis, among the nerves, I feel the want of you. How I…

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