Intizar Hussain has 58 books on Goodreads with ratings. Intizar Hussain’s most popular book is Basti. Published November 15th by The New York Review of Books (first published ) Intizar Hussain was a prominent Urdu writer, this book is an English. Intizar Hussain BOOKS. Sort On. Publishing Date, Title, Author Name. KHAWABOON KAY MUSAFIR ^ – خوابوں کے مسافر. By:INTIZAR HUSSAIN DRAMA.
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We’ve noticed you’re adblocking. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Where each morning the city bookks live is unrecognizable. Mar 01, Ian rated it liked it. And three things deprive the earth of peace: But it isn’t just a loose mythic and mystic I’m stealing from the back copy here introduction to a complex history and culture.
Candidate for the Great Pakistani novel.
What “whens” and “whens” Bhagat-ji recalled, what “whens” and “whens” were illumined in Abba Jan’s imagination! I read this as someone whose understanding of that moment in time is limited.
This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in Hudsain. If you are interested in South Asian history, and South Asian literary, this book is a must read. Hsusain suffers due to three things; a disloyal wife, an over demanding brother, and education gained without any experience.
They seize on you even more. Feb 09, Ahmed Sohaib rated it really liked it. I would also advise getting a clearer idea of the geographical location of the places mentioned in the book, as it will help you navigate through the narrative.
Exact name of German article]]; uhssain its history for attribution. Anyway, I think that this novel should be part of the text books in Pakistan at least, so that the next generation can reflect back with good light.
Though I appreciate the fact that author went on dealing with the and without soley depending on the boois weapon which is so rare to tell about the emotional distress, still somehow I couldn’t connect with the book. Likewise, any land also suffers from three ailments; the upstart and undeserving achieving rank, intellectuals becoming materialist, and cruel despot kings.
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We don’t hear news, only that the beloved one reads it, or that it is discussed by friends in the cafe I know who was weak. Husain not sure if it was the style or the translation but I struggled to get into this. It’s a story of place, from Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka, and others to Rupnagar and Vyaspur, imagined villages central to the sorrows of this story. Please refresh the page and retry.
Finally some coherence returns when he hears from his friend Surendar in Delhi about Sabirah the one he loves. We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism.
Mar 05, Aaron Typographical Era rated it liked it Shelves: Where you radical communist friends became Islamists seemingly overnight or after a visit to the US and the only escape is in memory and in the past.
This book is poignant and at times wrenching. I know who lied. If Rupnagar appears idyllic in his memory, then Lahore by implication, never mentioned appears nightmarish in a time of war, but tenderness makes it home: Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award Star of Excellence. Jan 29, Harry Rutherford rated it really liked it. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. Love dissolves the border like chalk-pictures erased by rain. Their life, actions, thought revolve around that town where they were originally from and they can’t Intizar Hussain was a prominent Urdu writer, this book is an English translation of his much acclaimed book Basti.
Finding a publisher with a longer novel was usually very difficult, so while I have written many novels, the short story was the form I found very useful and turned to frequently. And it makes a powerful argument for the humanities — there are forces that, when you’re living them, espeically, cannot be understood by science or journalism alone.
In the meantime, the dazzling artistry of Basti itself gives us reason to hope against hope. Years following the bloody partition have had very similar effects on their characters.
That said, I did think the writing came across beautifully in translation. For booka guidance, see Wikipedia: Jan 31, Carly rated it it was ok. He was given the highest l Intizar Hussain was an Urdu and English language Pakistani writer of short stories, novels, poetry, columns and non-fiction.
Few places I lost a train of thoughts, too philosophical at times.
So, overall, a positive experience. Beautifully translated into Spanish by Pariente de Carranza. Retrieved from ” https: Aug 14, Faisal rated it liked it Shelves: His exact date of birth is not known, sources indicate that he was born on huswain Decemberor The world semed to be an endless chain of “whens.
Books by Intizar Hussain (Author of Basti)
Open Preview See a Problem? It’s wonderfully written, moving but dense, and I at least left it with a deeper sympathy, I hope understanding, for the travails of a large and important place and all the people over the generations who have lived there.
The history of Pakistan and the subcontinent was also the setting for booke acclaimed novel Basti, published in and later translated into English.