Hunza Dastan by Mustansar Hussain Tarar

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 Mustansar Hussain Tarar is a Pakistani author, actor, former radio show host, compere and enthusiast.  His books include:Raisani, Andulus Mayn Ajnabi, Bahhao, Bay Izti Kharab, Berfeeli Bulandiyan, Carvan Sarai, CHIK CHUK, CHITRAL DASTAAN, Dais Huwaa Perdais, Deyo Saai, Dakia aur Jolaha, Gadhay Hamaray Bhai Hain, Ghar-e-Hira mien ek Raat, Guzara Naheen Hota, Gypsi, Hazaron Hain Shikway, Hazaron Raastay, Hunza Dastaan, K-2 Kahani, Kaalaash, Khana Badosh, Moorat, Mun Wal Kabbey Shariff, Nanga Parbat,  Nepal Nagri, Niklay Teri Talash Main, Pakhairoo, Parinday, Parwaz, Payar Ka Pehla Shehr, Putli Peking Ki, Qilaa Jangi, Qurbat-e-Merg Main Mohabbat, Raakh, Safar Shumal Kay, Shamshaal Baimesaal, Shehpar, Shuter Murgh Riasat, Snow Lake, Sunehri Ullo Ka Shaher, Yaak Saraey, khas-o-khashak zamane, Alaska Highway.

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Firdous Bareen by Abdul Haleem Sharar


Abdul Haleem Sharar was born in 1869 and died in 1926. Firdous Bareen is a great novel written by Abdul Haleem Sharar. A great islamic novel must read it.
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End Of Time by Dr. Shahid Masood


Shahid Masood Khan is a Pakistani journalist, columnist, TV show host and a political analyst. He was born in Karachi. Here is his great book End Of Time.
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Dehshat Gard by Tariq Ismail Sagar

Monday, January 30, 2012


A great novel by Tariq Ismail Sagar. Download here.
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Dastan Iman Faroshon Ki (Tales of the Traitors) By Inayatullah Altamash

Dastan Iman Faroshon Ki (Tales of the Traitors) By Inayatullah Altamash

Dastan Iman Faroshon Ki (Tales of the Traitors) by Inayatullah Altamash is series of stories about Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi (known as Saladin in Western World) who fought bravely against the Crusades (series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by the Pope and the Catholic Church, with the stated goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem), imposed on Muslim Ummah by Christians and European Countries. Salahuddin Ayubi was the person who for twenty years braved the storm of the Crusaders and ultimately pushed back the combined forces of Europe which had come to Swarm the Holy Land. Crusaders realized that they cannot win in battlefields, so they woven up many conspiracies against Salahuddin and his Army, using Bribe, Women and Assassins. Salahuddin Ayubi had to fight the Crusaders in the battles as well as crush conspiracies withtin his Army, Companions and Allies.
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Dr. Anwar Zahidi; a Well known Urdu Poet, Short Story and Travelogue Writer

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Anwer Zahidi (Urdu: انور زاہدی )(born July 9, 1946) is a Pakistani Urdu author of more than twelve books of poetry, short stories, travelogue and translations. After completing his graduation in science from Punjab University, Anwer Zahidi received a degree of MBBS from Nishtar Medical College, Multan in 1970.

A practicing physician by profession, Anwer Zahidi has carved out a place for himself in the world of letters. He is a short story writer, a poet and translator. His collection of verse Sunaehre Dinon Ki Shairi (Poetry of the Golden Days—1985) was followed by Azab-e Shaher Panah (The Torture of the Ramparts) collection of short stories, in 1991. New collection of poems Meri Aankhen Samadar and short stories Mausam Jang Ka Kahani Muhabbat Ki are under publication.

Dr. Zahidi is not only a creative writer but also a literary critic. His collection of critical writings on the world's great literary figures, called Bazyaft, has just been completed. Zahidi has also made a name for himself as a translator. His knowledge of Persian, which he mastered during three-year stay in Iran, is of invaluable assistance to him in his translations from Persian. 

He also translated Hermann Hesse in Barishon Ka Mausam (The Rainy Season) and Carl Jung's Psychology of the Unconscious for the National Language Authority. Besides these highly technical books he has also translated Arabic, Turkish and Latin American literary masterpieces. One of his masterpieces in the field of translation is Pablo Neruda's autobiography, which is certainly an invaluable addition to Urdu letters.

Mumtaz Mufti, one of the leading literary figures in Pakistan, entitled his review of Anwer Zahidi’s literary work, “Part-time poet” - implying that this work was somehow secondary to his principle vocation of a physician at a leading hospital in Islamabad. In fact, “Full-time poet and part-time doctor” would have been more accurate. Since graduation from Nishtar Medical College, Multan (University of Punjab) in 1970, he has practiced medicine, first in the military (1971–73), then as a private practitioner (1973–76), and subsequently in public hospitals in two countries, Iran (1976–80) and Pakistan (1980 to date). Yet, ever since 1968, when one of his poems got published in a reputed Urdu magazine, Nairang-e-Khyal, literature has been his primary occupation.

Exposure to great Western literature - in English translations – led him to an interest in translating favorite pieces from English into Urdu. Over time, Anwer zahidi has translated some of the greatest writers of various languages into Urdu. These include Tolstoy, Hesse, Neruda, Dickens, and Pessoa. From Western literature he moved gradually towards other great writers including the Kirghiz epic poet, Manas, and most importantly modern Persian poets like Neema Yosheej, Ahmad Shamlo, and Frogh Furrukhzad. Translating Iranian poetry (directly from Persian) into Urdu was enormously edifying. These writers are the pioneers of the new literary movement of Iran; they have broken the metric rigidity of the traditional Persian Ghazal and revolutionized its poetic vision, and have had a deep impact upon the literary movements in the sub-continent. The study of contemporary Persian literature completely revolutionized his poetic diction, including the infusion of elements of rebellion in early romantic formulas.

Although Anwer Zahidi is known in South Asia primarily as a “modern” poet (Nazam-e-Azad), some of his most intense work is in the genre of abstract short stories. They enable a mode of expression that is difficult to incorporate into the poetic structure. Reflecting the nature of injustice and absurdity in contemporary existence, these short stories tend to take an acrid view of life. 

Prose writing also led him into translations of prose and non-fiction, including memoirs (Neruda) essays (Hesse), psychology (Jung).

Anwar Zahidi has authored about a dozen books comprising of Poetry, Short Stories Collection (Afsana) Travelogue and Translation from otherlanguages into Urdu. Some of his books are mentioned below.
Fiction:
  • Azab-e-Shehrpanah----1991
  • Mosam Jang Ka Kahani Muhabat Ki----1996
  • Mandir Wali Gali------2008
Translations:
  • Dreechon Mein Hawa( Translation of modern Persian poetry)-----1985
  • Barishon Ka mosam ( Translation of Herman Hesse’s poetical works)---1986
  • Yadein (Translation of Pablo Neruda’ s memoirs—1996)
  • Lashaoor Tak Rassai (Translation of Jung’s Approaching the Unconscious)—1996
  • Manas (Translation of Krighizstan Epic poetry) --- 1997
  • Pessoa Ki Nazmein (Translation of Fernando Pessoa’s poetry)---1997
  • Bazyaft- (Translation of World’s ten great poets) ----2002
Travelogue:
  • Duneya Kahein Jisay ( Travelogue of USA/Canada/ London & Dubai)---2005

Taraqqi Pasand; an Interesting Urdu Short Stosy by Manto

Saadat Hassan Manto (Urdu: ‏‏سعادت حسن منٹو) (May 11, 1912 – January 18, 1955) was a short story writer of Kashmiri heritage. He is best known for his short stories , 'Bu' (Odour), 'Khol Do' (Open It), 'Thanda Gosht' (Cold Meat), and his magnum opus, Toba Tek Singh'.

Combining psychoanalysis with human behaviour, he was arguably one of the best short story tellers of the 20th century, and one of the most controversial as well. When it comes to chronicling the collective madness that prevailed, during and after the Partition of India in 1947, no other writer comes close to the oeuvre of Saadat Hassan Manto.

I am going to post here Taraqqi Pasand, a beautiful Urdu short story by Sa'adat Hassan Manto. Being himself a Taraqqi Pasand, he is showing one the dark faces of this progressive movement. Read here!! 

Tangay Walay Ka Bhayi; an Interesting Urdu Short Story by Manto

Saadat Hassan Manto (Urdu: ‏‏سعادت حسن منٹو) (May 11, 1912 – January 18, 1955) was a short story writer of Kashmiri heritage. He is best known for his short stories , 'Bu' (Odour), 'Khol Do' (Open It), 'Thanda Gosht' (Cold Meat), and his magnum opus, Toba Tek Singh'.

Combining psychoanalysis with human behaviour, he was arguably one of the best short story tellers of the 20th century, and one of the most controversial as well. When it comes to chronicling the collective madness that prevailed, during and after the Partition of India in 1947, no other writer comes close to the oeuvre of Saadat Hassan Manto.

I am going to present Tangay Walay Ka Bhayi, a superb and interesting Urdu short story (Afsana) by Sa'adat Hassan Manto. I hope you will it. Your comments will be waited for.

Here you go!!








Talawwun; a Fantastic Urdu Short Story by Manto

Saadat Hassan Manto (Urdu: ‏‏سعادت حسن منٹو) (May 11, 1912 – January 18, 1955) was a short story writer of Kashmiri heritage. He is best known for his short stories , 'Bu' (Odour), 'Khol Do' (Open It), 'Thanda Gosht' (Cold Meat), and his magnum opus, Toba Tek Singh'.

Combining psychoanalysis with human behaviour, he was arguably one of the best short story tellers of the 20th century, and one of the most controversial as well. When it comes to chronicling the collective madness that prevailed, during and after the Partition of India in 1947, no other writer comes close to the oeuvre of Saadat Hassan Manto.

This time I have brought to you Talawwun, a fantastic Urdu Short Story (Afsana) by Manto. I hope this one would to up to your high standard and you will like it. Your comments will be waited for.

Here You go!!

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