Category Archives: Urdu

2013 – A Year in Retrospect

It’s been a productive year for Zambeel Dramatic Readings as we have brought you new works from inspiring literature, welcomed new friends in the team and taken our readings to new platforms in Karachi and in Lahore. Projects Clearly the … Continue reading

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Two Years On…

Time flies. Who would have known that a simple request by Maliha Ahmed to read a short story at her alumni association meeting would grow into such a stimulating experience for all of us. But here we are, two years … Continue reading

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Aao – Manto’s radio plays

Manto’s rich repertoire of writings includes a series of Urdu plays written for radio. Amongst these is the collection of ten plays under the title Aao. Each play’s title begins with Aao… (Come) and the series is written around three … Continue reading

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On Ismat Chughtai – by Zaheda Hina

Unhein yaad karna kyun zaroori hai. Zaheda Hina writes about Ismat Chughtai, referencing Katha Publishers’ book “Ismat: Her Life and Times”, edited by Sukrita Paul Kumar and Sadique, (2000). Fondly recalling her own encounters with Ismat, Zaheda Hina writes about … Continue reading

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Ashraf Suboohi’s sketches come to life

Dawn Metropolitan writes about the Zambeel Dramatic Readings presentation on Ashraf Suboohi Dehlvi. 20 June 2013 Ashraf Suboohi’s sketches come to life.

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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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Another tale by Zambeel

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

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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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