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Kutub Khana – The Sharfabad Bedil Library

Tucked away modestly in the bustling centre of Karachi’s Sharfabad area is a treasure trove for Urdu researchers, readers and enthusiasts; the Sharfabad Bedil Library. Established in July 1974 through the singular efforts of Dr Mohammad Zafeer ul Hasan Azeemabadi, … 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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Arey Kishore – Aao Baat tau Suno!

If you have read or heard our rendition of Manto’s play Aao Baat tau Suno, you could not possibly have missed the infinite list of chores Kishore is expected to complete on a restful Sunday. From his wife’s herbal medicines … 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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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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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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