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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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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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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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More on Pom Pom Darling

On the subject of Pom Pom Darling, there is one more occasion where we find Quratulain Hyder making an oblique reference to the title bestowed upon her. In a section of her biographical work Kaare Jahan Daraaz Hai, we encounter … Continue reading

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Lady Changez Khan and Pom Pom Darling

These curious designations refer to the titles Ismat Chughtai and Quratulain Hyder attributed to each other in the course of their literary careers. Ismat Chughtai is well known for her bold stories that challenged traditional morality and the notions of … Continue reading

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