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Literary Notes: Ali Abbas Hussaini: the early progressive fiction writer

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ONE of the Urdu short-story writers who began writing quite early and penned some very fine stories was Ali Abbas Hussaini, albeit forgotten too soon. He was a short-story writer, novelist, playwright, translator, critic and academic. Hussaini’s short stories had a streak of progressive thoughts even before the formal foundation of Progressive Writers’ Movement was […]


Hundreds of authors protest after Kamila Shamsie’s book award revoked

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KARACHI: Arundhati Roy, J.M. Coetzee and Sally Rooney are among more than 250 writers who have defended Kamila Shamsie after a German literary prize withdrew an award over her support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. As reported by The Guardian, in an open letter published in the London Review of Books, […]


Electronic media professionals to form association

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LAHORE: Senior media professionals belonging to television news channels met in Lahore on Monday and decided to form an association consisting of Director News/Editors. According to a press release, there was a consensus at the meeting that a body was needed to ensure the professional growth of electronic media and confront challenges faced by news […]