The HarperCollins Book of Urdu Short Stories

The HarperCollins Book of Urdu Short Stories

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Author: Muhammad Umar Memon
Editor(s): Muhammad Umar Memon
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 256
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172236115

Description

A collection of Urdu stories by some of the finest and most renowned writers of the language today-including Maier Masud, Balraj Manra, Jeelani Bano and Intizar Husain-brought to the English reader in accurate, modern translations.

With originality and poetic grace, these stories lead us into a world shaped by Islamic and Indian subcontinental traditions, revealing an imagination hovering upon the mystical and the romantic the traditional and the modern, the social and the political. Ultimately, they testify to the depth of the human spirit as they reflect upon its mysteries.

An informative Preface by Muhammad Umar Memon sets the scene for a powerful anthology of a vibrant and tenacious literary tradition.

Contents

PREFACE

First Death
ZAMIRUDDHIN AHMAD

Voices
MUHAMMAD SALIM-UR-RAHMAN

The Plague in Jammu
QUDRATULLAH SHAHAB

Fertility
ASIF FARRUKHI

Hearth and Home
PARVEEN SARWAR

Composition One
BALRAJ MANRA

Obscure Domains of Fear and Desire
NAIYER MASUD

The Pose
ANWER KHAN

The Cow
ENVER SAJJAD

Lucky Vikki
MUHAMMAD UMAR MEMON

Recognition
KHALIDA HUSAIN

The Show
MUHAMMAD MANSHA YAD

The Back Room
INTIZAR HUSAIN

Some Other Man’s Home
JEELANI BANO

The Refugees
ABDULLAH HUSSEIN