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PU book launching

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LAHORE: Punjab University Oriental College will organise a book launching ceremony for “Tarikh-e-Farishta” by Prof Dr Mohammad Reza Nasiri, secretary, Academy of Persian Language & literature, Iran, on Monday, (tomorrow) at 11am at Sheerani Hall, Old Campus. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter, Payam e Noor University, Iran, President Prof Dr Muhammad Reza Zamani and […]

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‘Life becomes useless without books’

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KARACHI – Reading and writing books is most significant for the identification of any civilised society because without books our life becomes useless. Books play an important role of a teacher, guide and friend in our life. Books share our pain, guides to use to lead the future with confidence. These views were expressed by […]

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Sibghatullah Qadri – Bikhri Yaadein Aur Baatein launched

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KARACHI: A book titled Sibghatullah Qadri — Bikhri Yaadein Aur Baatein penned by Barrister Sibghatullah Qadri was launched at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Saturday evening. Mr Qadri, who lives in London, delivered a thought-provoking speech on the occasion. He said the event had enabled him to meet a lot of people who […]

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Literary notes: Urdu books on etymologies and word histories

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ONE of the blames that our beloved (read: poor) Urdu language has to bear with is that it does not have the kind of reference works that the English language boasts of. For example, on the topic of word history and etymology one can find scores of books in English but Urdu, say the naysayers, […]

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Children’s Literature Festival showcases storytelling, theatre, music and books

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KARACHI: Storytelling, theatre, art, music and books were just some of the offerings at the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) that opened on Friday at the Dawood Public School where children belonging to different schools in the city came together to indulge their creative sides with a bit of fun included. With a vision to get […]

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Literary Notes: Visa woes and new arrivals from India

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DESPITE the apparent thaw in the Indo-Pak relations, the movement of intellectuals and writers across the border is as restricted as it was: many Pakistani scholars could not get visa to attend the conference on ‘200 Years of Urdu Journalism’, arranged by Delhi’s National Council for Promotion of the Urdu Language. The council had invited […]

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In black and white: The house of books

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ISLAMABAD: Power Failure: The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman is the name of a memoir which conveys almost everything about Pakistan’s chequered history and still bears relevance today. But its addition to a collection of over 85,000 volumes of books and rare manuscripts, including the original copy of the 1973 Constitution, at the National […]

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Progressive literary movement has virtually died down, says writer

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LARKANA: The progressive literary movement in Pakistan virtually died down after the breakup of the USSR in 1989 and it has now been replaced by the movement of social realism in literature. The resistance, which was a fort of literature under the influence of progressive trends of those days, was usually against the capitalism, but […]

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Call to include Joyo’s works in textbooks

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HYDERABAD: Intellectuals, writers and poets have declared noted scholar and translator, Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo a great critic and a man of letters of the 20th and 21st century and demanded his writings be made part of textbooks to enable the youth to benefit from them. They were speaking at a conference on ‘Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo, […]

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