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Lives of the Poets

The grand old man of Urdu literature, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, on a new translation of his stories, reinstating the past in the present, and why India can’t afford to forget.

Rashid Jahan: A Spark That Lit the Fire

A biography brings to life the forgotten Progressive Urdu writer, Rashid Jahan, whose stories opened the doors to the zenana


Urdu poet K L Zakir pens book on Kashmir

On his 93rd birthday last week,the doyen of Urdu literature could not have received a better birthday gift.

Wild Child Turns 100

The epitaph that he penned for himself reads: “There Saadat Hasan Manto lies buried,and buried in his breast are all the secrets of the art of story-writing.