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Students at Punjab University review the biography of Waheed Murad

November 23rd, 2016|

The students of communication studies in the Punjab University have reviewed Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times (2015) as part of an assignment given by the senior professor Dr. Bushra Rehman. With thanks, excerpts from some of those reviews are being shared here.

Muhammad Tayyab

A comparison of this book with other biographies of actors, from […]

Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar on ‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times’

September 27th, 2016|

‘Iqbal: His Life and Our Times fulfils the need for a simple and reliable introduction to the life and work of this unmatched genius, highlighting the practical relevance of his ideas for those who wish to consider them for implementation.’

This write-up from the renowned poet and scholar Iftikhar Arif and M. Suheyl Umar, former director […]

The people’s actor

September 26th, 2016|

Review by Maheen A. Rashdi published in Dawn, Books & Authors, September 25, 2016.

“Shafique’s narrative is addictive, and while you may pick up Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times out of curiosity … the story that unfolds surpasses expectations. Whilst revealing diverse aspects of Waheed Murad’s personality, Shafique has opened up a new perspective […]

Iqbal made simple

September 12th, 2016|

‘There is much more to this biography than what Khurram Ali Shafique had initially led us to expect,’ writes Dr. M. Reza Kazmi in Dawn Books & Authors, April 4, 2004, reviewing Damadam Ravan Hai Yam-i-Zindagi by Shafique. The book has since then been reissued in a revised and enlarged edition as Iqbal: Ibtidai Daur.

Iqbal […]

The bigger picture

September 9th, 2016|

“Kudos for Khurram Ali Shafique for offering an alternative reading of The Tempest, and that too according to Iqbal,” writes Peerzada Slaman in this review of Shakespeare According to Iqbal, originally published in Dawn, Books and Authors on April 5, 2010.

They say William Shakespeare created the most of God. The reference is to the myriad […]

Ibn-e-Safi makes a resounding return

November 14th, 2015|

References to Psycho Mansion and Rana Palace in an article in Dawn