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History and fiction: ‘Pakistani writers are introspective’

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KARACHI: Author and journalist David Waterman believes that the most optimistic characteristic of contemporary Pakistani writers is their introspective approach — they see issues as lying within themselves as opposed to external interferences. Waterman expressed these views at Alliance Francaise de Karachi during a talk on his recent publication, titled ‘Where Worlds Collide: Pakistani Fiction […]

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Lahore Literary Festival 2014 : Celebration of literature ends with an impact

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The concluding day of the revered Lahore Literature Festival (LLF) 2014, as routine, featured a litany of writers, journalists, editors, critics, poets, educators and publishers, all under one roof, disseminating their knowledge, opinions and ventures with a hooked-on-every-word audience. The sun shone bright on the final day of LLF 2014 as an eager crowd struggled […]

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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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A Few Words: Peace in Afghanistan and Pakistani writers

Dr Qaisar Rashid One wonders why this section of writers cannot envision the role of the Pashtuns in Afghanistan without the Taliban Are peace and Afghanistan two conflicting concepts? Is it really lunacy to think of peace and Afghanistan simultaneously? During the Taliban era (1996-2001), Afghanistan might have experienced peace but that was under a […]

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