The writer is a librarian and lecturer in San Francisco. His most recent work is Cafe Le Whore and Other Stories. He blogs at moazzamsheikh.blogspot.com
After a thirty-year hiatus, Dr Nasir Baloch has published a collection of short stories that take up themes of socioeconomic injustice and...
A powerful reflection on our limits and the many ways humans fall in and out of love
Who are we if we don’t know our own history? Mudassir Bashir asks in his new novel
A Punjabi novel portraying the multi-layered history of Lahore and the development projects that continue to wreak havoc with its heritage
With its humour, intimate language and complex characters, Syed Kashif Raza’s debut novel could be a turning point in Urdu fiction
A satire depicting war and its accompanying perils through the biting humour and gripping language of Mohammed Hanif
Reading two old novels to conclude that change only takes place when politics is intertwined with literary education
1977’s iconic Pakistani film Aina exposes the hypocrisy of both forms of patriarchies, new and old
Chaon’s murder mystery may well be read as a plea to face difficult questions and trace the roots of injustice and violence, especially in the...
Being the leading translator of Urdu into English, Muhammad Umar Memon was an indefatigable promoter of the language