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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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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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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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