The writer is a Lahore-based critic, short story writer and author of Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadid (criticism) and Farishta Nahi Aya (short stories).
Iqbal explored the modern divergence between poetic and religious imagination
Ismat Chughtai’s remarkable journey of defiance and liberation
Unravelling the impact of travelling theories on cultures and literature
Iftikhar Arif’s new book of poetry is both imaginative and experiential – a treat for the connoisseurs of Urdu poetry
Art expresses itself through a miraculous fusion of empathetic and aesthetic adumbrations
In his latest anthology of short stories, Columeau dives deep into the cultural, psychical and existential realms of region
The provenance of Urdu literature produced in Pakistan in the last 75 years lies in the poetics of modern-national literature which began in...
Newness in poetic expression is neither a homogenous notion, nor has a single motive
A general invitation to think with Mirza Ghalib — one of the most creative minds in the history of South Asia
Riffat Abbas’s newly translated novel is about an imaginary city without kings, suppression or wars