The true quest of Umrao Jan Ada

The signif­icance of this servic­e to litera­ture cannot be emphas­ised enough.

‘Smoke without Fire’: Author reminisces about childhood spent in Delhi

The book is based on the childhood and teenage memories of the author. PHOTO: FILE

The book was jointl­y publis­hed in India and Pakist­an and was inaugu­rated in Delhi on March 27, 2012.

A smear of colour, a string of poetry, and a rebel

Ghani Khan, the fierce Pakhtun warrior of peace, waged war within the meters of his verses.

Ghani Khan, the fierce Pakhtu­n warrio­r of peace, waged war within the meters of his verses.

Urdu translation of Brazilian books launched

The 19th century “Iracema” by José de Alencar and posthumous memoirs of Brás Cubas by Machado de Assis have been published in Urdu by the Brazilian embassy to make Pakistanis familiar with Brazilian literature. PHOTO: WASEEM NAZIR/EXPRESS

Chaudh­ry Nazir descri­bed the books as an import­ant tool to unders­tand the South Americ­an countr­y and its people.

Unraveling ‘The Mysterious Mr Jacob’ in Pakistan

Zubrzycki decided to study Indian history after visiting Pakistan in 1977. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Sydney-based writer John Zubrzy­cki talks about his favour­ite local author­s and love for tales of the subcon­tinent­

13 Pakistani newspapers you've probably never heard of

A collage of a collection of newspapers.

Printe­d in small number­s and usuall­y distri­buted to variou­s govt depart­ments, here are some intere­sting public­ations­

The eye still seeks and will not be still

Hashmi said she was amazed to see so many people gathered to witness a discourse on art. She recalled that the late National College of Arts (NCA) principal Shakir Ali had once remarked that she and her contemporaries were fortunate to have people to speak with.

Book compil­ed by Salima Hashmi launch­ed at sessio­n.

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