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French author pushes boundaries — writing in Urdu

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LAHORE: Frenchman Julien Columeau came to Pakistan at the age of 30 as a humanitarian worker – but a knack for languages and love for books have made him one of the country’s most innovative Urdu novelists. Writing mainly historical fiction with a prose described as vivid and forceful, critics say that Columeau, now 41, […]

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LitFests as ‘cultural apparatus’

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LitFests as ‘cultural apparatus’ Arather systematic analysis of western cultural industries from a Marxist perspective began in earnest in the 1950s when a cohort of radical intellectuals – Paul Baran, Paul Sweezy, Raymond Williams, C H Mills, Herbert Marcuse, Ralph Miliband, and E P Thompson – began to investigate the centrality of what they sometimes […]

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