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Ghulam Abbas

A long overdue update on our Authors page comes soon after our last reading of two short stories by Ghulam Abbas. More popularly known for his seminal stories Anandi and Overcoat, Ghulam Abbas’ treasure trove of writings is distinct in … Continue reading

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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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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

This month we prepare two new projects, the first of which is a set of two short stories by Ashraf Suboohi. Known for his essays, short stories, sketches and stories for children, Suboohi’s writings carry a quaint charm in the … 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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