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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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On Manto’s radio plays and Zambeel

When Manto’s centenary was observed in 2012, there was a varied and extensive contribution by writers, publishing houses, theatre groups, online platforms and newspapers to present their works as a homage to the one of the most prominent writers of … 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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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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Zambeel – The legendary bag of tricks

Ever wondered what the Zambeel looked like? The Zambeel is a furry bag of tricks that belonged to Umar Ayyar (also written as Amar), a trickster and loyal companion to Amir Hamza, the hero of the legendary tales of 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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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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