Yearly Archives: 1998

/1998

Close encounter

December 31st, 1998|

This is a review of the book Bayad-i-Suhbat-i-Nazuk Khayalan, published in Herald, sometime in 1998

The biographical sketches contained in this book are based on the memories of the author, who had long term associations with most of the celebrities described here. Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Dr. Taseer, Majeed Malik, Noon Meem Rashid, Mohammad Hasan Askari and […]

Bajiya belongs to an endangered species

December 31st, 1998|

Zameen, sometime in 1998

Having imbibed the classical heritage of Indo-Muslim literature, Islamic history and puritanical etiquette on one hand and such profane interests as playwriting on the other, Fatima Surayya Bajiya is someone who is likely to find herself equally at home with the younger generation as well as the old. “I am more hopeful […]

Dreams and dust

December 31st, 1998|

Herald, sometime in 1998

Khwab Farosh
By Ahmed Dawood
Published by Dost Publications,
Islamabad
Price: Rs. 100

Khwab Farosh, published almost three years after the death of its author, is perhaps the last collection of Urdu short stories by Ahmed Dawood.

“You remember the good old days when love had not shifted to prohibited territory … and the city used to tremble […]

Divine Quartet: Iqbal’s Search for God

June 1st, 1998|

This article was published in Herald, June 1998, with the caption, “Muhammad Iqbal, the poet philosopher of the East, journeyed through at least four distinct phases in his experience of God.” In light of my subsequent research, I feel the need to revise many of the observations presented here, mainly because I feel that at […]