Iqbal: from Finite to Infinite

August 27th, 2018|

Dawn Sunday Magazine, sometime in 1997

Iqbal: from Finite to Infinite
(Evolution of the Concept of Islamic Nationalism in India)
Author: Moinuddin Aqeel
Publisher: Abul Kalam Azad Research Institute, Karachi
pp. 59

Iqbal makes a guest appearance in this monograph which could have been more appropriately defined by its subtitle alone. The first 36 pages (which is fairly more than half) […]

Thank you for not smoking, Mr Bond

November 18th, 2012|

The Express Tribune, Sunday Magazine, November 18, 2012

A secret agent in a white car chases two motorcyclists in a crowded bazaar and shoots them dead. A Land Cruiser, in a bid to scoop up the agent, speeds on the wrong side of the road and accidentally runs over another motorcyclist. The rescue attempt fails, and […]

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 […]

Poetic Justice

December 31st, 1997|

Herald, sometime in 1997

Iqbal’s Reconstruction of Ijtehad
By Muhammad Khalid Masud
Publishers: Iqbal Academy Pakistan
and Islamic Research Institute

There are not many writers who could write a mere 26 pages of prose and inspire others to generate weighty volumes on them. Yet we can be sure that Iqbal is one such case. And here is the proof, as […]

Jinnah Papers

November 1st, 1997|

This review was published in Herald, November 1997. In the light of my subsequent research, I am no longer quite sure about what I had suggested here about the works of Stanley Wolpert and Ayesha Jalal, i.e. they are “the two powerful accounts of Jinnah’s career ever to be written – and his most convincing […]

Der Der Thokar Khaye

April 3rd, 1997|

‘8 Days a Week’, Dawn The Review, 3-9 April 1997

‘Rolling stone gathers no moss,’ right? The next time somebody asks this question don’t answer until you have finished the recently published autobiography of Dr. Mubarak Ali.

The prolific history writer has chosen a curious moment for writing the story of his life: at the end of […]