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Rumi’s relevance to our times

October 1st, 2007|

Iqbal Review. Volume 48, Number 2. October 2007, p.4

As heavy machinery gets replaced with computers on the frontline of scientific progress and business powered by steam gives way to business at the speed of thought, we find that oversimplified statements about the nature of social conflicts are also giving way to the urge for a […]

New discoveries about the Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

July 2nd, 2007|

Iqbal Review, Volume 48, Number 2, April 2007, pp.36-57

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam is seen as a problematic writing of Iqbal. The reason may be that although much has been written about the book, it has never been subjected to a linguistic analysis. That is what I intend to do in this paper […]

The Reconstruction as a commentary on Javid Nama

July 1st, 2007|

Iqbal Review, Volume 47, Number 4, October 2006, pp.42-45

The article offers a few observations on the relationship between two major works of Iqbal The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930/34) and Javid Nama (1932) and explores the question as to whether Iqbal meant the Reconstruction to be a form of commentary on his major […]

The onscreen love of Shirin and Farhad

November 20th, 2005|

Dawn Images, November 20, 2005

The story of Shirin has been treated in film and drama in India, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey. The best known to us are, of course, the Indian version from the 1950s which had songs by Talat Mehmood and, more notably, the Pakistani version from the 1970s starring Mohammad Ali and Zeba, […]

Alexander’s epic journey

July 17th, 2005|

Dawn Images, July 17, 2005.

Alexander the Great is the only person to have inspired every single generation for 23 centuries without being a founder of any religion. His is perhaps also the only name to be found among so many different religions and nationalities.

Therefore, it seems strange that no great playwright has attempted to present […]

Anarkali

May 1st, 2005|

Dawn, Images, May 1, 2005.

According to one contemporary account, Anarkali was in her forties or older when she was suspected of having an affair with the heir apparent, Prince Salim, who was in the thirtieth year of his life and father to at least three sons from numerous wives. Salim’s father, the otherwise enlightened Emperor […]