Mohsin Hamid’s latest novel boasts many witticisms and literary sleights of hand, but it is his sensitive portrayal of people trying to survive in a cruel world that makes it a compelling read.
The fourth Karachi Literature Festival faced a few early setbacks but in the end delivered the fine balance of literature, politics and controversy it has come to be known for.
“The book served as a window every woman could peek through to look at herself”
Lahore proves that when it comes to paying tribute to literature, politics and culture, it is not behind Karachi.
J. K. Rowling’s new book in a new genre proves that her writing is magical, even where there is no magic.
A former collector of Osmanabad recounts the events that led to India’s annexation of Hyderabad.
The barwalis of Sonia Faliero’s novel Beautiful Thing are survivors, with a certain zest for life.
Ikram Sehgal’s memoir of a wartime escape combines historical events with a very personal narrative.
The Tilism-e-Hoshruba, a classic Urdu treasure, has been re-published to fire the reader’s imagination with tales of magic, wars, bewitching beauties and heroes from the camp of the Arab warrior, Amir Hamza.
Carol Birch’s latest novel has all the hallmarks of a grand sea-faring adventure, but it is the sheer physicality of the text that leaves the reader breathless.