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The knighthood of Iqbal: contemporary perspectives

August 27th, 2017|

One of the objections raised against Iqbal by his detractors even today is that he accepted knighthood from the British government in 1923. While researching for Iqbal: Daur-i-Urooj, I was surprised to see that almost everything that can be said for or against the subject had already been said within weeks of the knighthood. I […]

Saleena Karim’s review of The Republic of Rumi: a Novel of Reality

August 20th, 2017|

By Saleena Karim, scholar of Jinnah Studies, published at Goodreads, February 1, 2012

Read it at Goodreads

The London Gazzette announcing the knighthood of Iqbal

August 19th, 2017|

Supplement  to the London Gazzette, January 1, 1923 (actually published on December 29, 1922).  The name of Iqbal can seen on p.2., as a recipient of knighthood, and is written as ‘Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Ikbal, Barrister, Lahore, Punjab’.

Download the supplement in PDF from the official website, or go to p.2 (you can also navigate to […]

“2017” – revisiting my five-year-old book about the present year

August 4th, 2017|

In my book 2017: The Battle for Marghdeen, published five years ago, I wrote that a major turning point would occur in the history of Pakistan in 2017. I wish to thank those friends and readers who have been recalling it in the light of the recent developments in the country.

On the suggestion of a […]

Anarkali

April 19th, 2017|

This article was published in 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 […]

Naturalism and twentieth century literature

March 6th, 2017|

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, sometime in April 2001. It was based on the postulate of Ayn Rand that the only fundamental alternative is non-existence or existence. Since then, I have become more mindful of the criticism Iqbal had offered on such a proposition (even before Rand had expressed it) in his […]