Mirza Ghalib

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Tamerlane

February 9th, 2017|

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-e-Khaldun.’ In fact, it is the report of the meeting between Taimur and the poet Hafiz that has been questioned […]

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan: the pioneer of humanism

October 14th, 2016|

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, sometime in August 2001. Some spellings have been changed for consistency: Ahmad instead of Ahmed, and Ain-i-Akbari and Sarkashi-i-Zila instead of Ain-e-Akbari and Sarkashi-e-Zila respectively.

Never was a greater intellectual born among the Muslims of India than Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. He was in a league of his […]

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 […]