Nawaid Anjum

Articles By Nawaid Anjum

The life and loves of Mirza Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal era

The Delhi that shaped Ghalib was a city in flux, but never short of pleasure or wit.

The novel is one of our last democratic spaces: Turkish writer Elif Shafak

The 47-year-old Turkish writer Elif Shafak on her new novel, the questions literature must raise and the muzzling of writers and artists in her country.

The many moods of the moon; Urdu poetry’s favourite muse

Love, beauty, yearning and despair -- The moon is a multipurpose muse, at once a symbol of ishq (love), taqwa (piety), tanhaai (loneliness), hairat (wonder), khushi (happiness) and arzoo (longing).

Across the Black Waters

Set in the Andaman Islands in the decade prior to India’s freedom in 1947, it is the story of bleak and blighted lives caught in the vortex of history. It is also the story of wanton and gratuitous wartime cruelties.

Man Booker International Prize 2019 winner Omani writer Jokha Alharthi talks about her characters’ complexity

The Woman from Oman: In her first interview to the Indian media after winning the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, Omani writer Jokha Alharthi on her characters’ complexity.

As times get tougher, Urdu publishers find it increasingly tough to stay afloat

Facing financial constraints and poor distribution, the future of Urdu publishers is rife with uncertainty.

Long overshadowed, Irish women writers are courting global fame now

Today, Irish women writers are finding international recognition, and are being assessed on their own terms. They are being published and awarded, and young women writers are succeeding early on in their career.

The Great Game

Hamid Ismailov’s EBRD Literature Prize-winning Uzbek novel puts Central Asian literature in focus.

What I know about lines I learned from reading Virgil: Hannah Sullivan

UK-based Hannah Sullivan, 39, the 2018 TS Eliot Prize winner on the landscape and architecture of her poems.

What the world is reading

The real,terrifying reason why British authorities detained David Miranda was they didn’t want to be messed with.

‘I have the potential

Two years after Tanu Weds Manu,actor Swara Bhaskar teams up with director Aanand L Rai again for Raanjhanaa. She talks about her strategy in choosing roles and being hopelessly in love

‘I have the potential to be eccentric’

Two years after Tanu Weds Manu,actor Swara Bhaskar teams up with director Aanand L Rai again for Raanjhanaa.

Girl in the Centre

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s latest novel,Oleander Girl,is a story of self-discovery and loss. In an email interview,she talks about her bipolar world,flawed characters and childhood in Kolkata.

Girl in the Centre

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s latest novel,Oleander Girl,is a story of self-discovery and loss. In an email interview,she talks about her bipolar world,flawed characters,and childhood in Kolkata.

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