Monthly Archives: April 2013

Zambeel – The legendary bag of tricks

Ever wondered what the Zambeel looked like? The Zambeel is a furry bag of tricks that belonged to Umar Ayyar (also written as Amar), a trickster and loyal companion to Amir Hamza, the hero of the legendary tales of the … Continue reading

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The Landscape of Taoos Chaman

The story of Taoos Chaman ki Mayna takes the reader through the landscape of Lucknow and its vital landmarks. For those familiar with Lucknow, these are recognisable locations or sites. For those who are not acquainted with the city, these … Continue reading

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Authors Page

Introducing the new Authors Page at Zambeel Dramatic Readings, where we aim to gradually build a data base of classic and contemporary writers from Urdu Literature. We begin with Ismat Chughtai, the first author whose stories we read under the … Continue reading

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COLUMN: A visit with Naiyer Masud by Mehr Afshan Farooqi

COLUMN: A visit with Naiyer Masud by Mehr Afshan Farooqi. Dawn Books and Authors – 7 April 2013 Mehr Afshan Farooqi is Assistant Professor of Urdu and South Asian literature at the University of Virginia. Her book Urdu Literary Culture: … Continue reading

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