Mirza Ghalib

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The bigger picture

April 5th, 2010|

“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 […]

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 […]

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: the pioneer of humanism

August 2nd, 2001|

Dawn, The Review, sometime in August 2001

Never was a greater intellectual born among the Muslims of India than Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. He was in a league of his own. There was no one like him before, and there came no one like him after. Sadly, the only thing a proud Pakistani student remembers about […]

Tamerlane

November 9th, 2000|

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, November 9-15, 2000. I stand corrected about my statement: ‘There is a less reliable tradition that in Damascus, Taimur held discourse with the famous historian and sociologist Ibn-i-Khaldun.’ In fact, it is the report of the meeting between Taimur and the poet Hafiz that has been questioned […]

Muhammad Shah “Rangeela”

October 12th, 2000|

Dawn, The Review, sometime in October 2000

In 1719 two powerful nobles entered the Red Fort of Delhi and made their way to the presence of King Farrukh Siyar without permission. They accused the king of plotting against them, and he found himself without the power to remind them that he was the king. A few […]

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 […]