Monthly Archives: March 2013

Another tale by Zambeel

The Express Tribune – 26th March 2013 Another tale by Zambeel Advertisements

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Yeh Hai Taoos Chaman!

As Darogha Nabi Bakhsh escorts Kalay Mian to Nawab Vajid Ali’s Shah’s splendid gardens, we get an idea about the king’s keen interest in uniquely designed landscapes. Asad Chaman (the tiger Garden) is distinctive in the naming of each tree … Continue reading

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Welcome to Taoos Chaman!

Borrowed from the text within the story, the title also welcomes the reader to learn more about how Naiyer Masud developed this enchanting tale and what historical aspects informed it. The following text is summarised from a conversation between the … Continue reading

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Naiyer Masud

Naiyer Masud is both a scholar of Persian and Urdu and a short story writer. So far he has published four collections of stories (Seemiya, ‘Itr-e Kafur, Ta’us Chaman ki Mayna and Ganjefa) comprising a total of 33 stories, plus … Continue reading

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A few words from Naiyer Masud’s son Timsal Masud

We are very privileged to have Naiyer Masud sahab’s son Timsal Masud write a few words upon hearing about our forthcoming reading of Taoos Chaman ki Mayna. He writes in his email reply to Asif Aslam Farrukhi:

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Mantonama In Retrospect

The Urduwallahs collaborated with their friends in Pakistan ‘Zambeel Dramatic Readings’ who sent a video clip with the narration of one of Manto’s story titled “Khol do”(Open it) which brought out the elements of partition and obscenity. The strength of … Continue reading

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