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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 […]

Books I will never forget

September 7th, 2016|

This article was published in Dawn, Young World, sometime in 2001 (sorry, I cannot specify the date because I do not have the hard copy right now).

The ellipses (…) in the text do not mean omissions but rather they appear just like that in the original. An insertion that appears in square brackets is new […]

Samandar, a parable?

August 8th, 2016|

This article was published in Dawn, Images, November 28, 2010. I have often been told by readers that it has been an “eye-opener”. It has also become one of my most popular articles, having been translated into Urdu as well (without credit to me, incidentally). The idea presented here has been developed further in my […]

‘Introducing Iqbal’ at Warwick and Oxford

November 21st, 2015|

I got an opportunity to deliver a talk at the University of Warwick on November 9, 2015. It was later repeated at St. Edmond’s Hall, Oxford, on November 15. The title was ‘Introducing Iqbal’. Since then I have received a request to upload the transcript. I offer here the gist of my presentation. 

As a scholar […]

Obituary: Farewell, Pervez Malik

November 16th, 2015|

Published in Dawn: Images, November 29, 2008

Filmmaker Pervez Malik died on November 18. It can’t be the end of the story if we remember where it began.

It began in those days when the Pakistani nation had newly earned its freedom — and that included the freedom to dream, which is something which we seem to be forfeiting […]

Women and cinema in Pakistan

November 14th, 2015|

This article was originally published in The News International: You; Vol. 3; No. 11; 1993. It was my second article for a newspaper in English, and my first about cinema.

I have come across new data since then, so that I would not insist anymore that the movies discussed here are exclusively the products of male minds. I […]