: Basti (New York Review Books Classics) (): Intizar Husain, Frances W. Pritchett, Asif Farrukhi: Books. Intizar Hussain BOOKS. Sort On. Publishing Date, Title, Author Name. KHAWABOON KAY MUSAFIR ^ – خوابوں کے مسافر. By:INTIZAR HUSSAIN DRAMA. Intizar Hussain has 57 books on Goodreads with ratings. Intizar Hussain’s most popular book is Basti.

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And then he dies. What I loved about this book was, above all, its tenderness. But hussian all it was a good read. In this novel, Intizar Hussain reflects the true picture of our society and culture.

But I do agree it is a challenging and difficult book to read. I wouldn’t call him an easy writer to read. Open Preview See a Problem?

The New York Review of Books. Although there are good reviews from the people who have read its transalations but still I do not know how much have been lost in the transalation. I can only speak about the English translation and it read in a clean way, i.

Kachway / کچھوے by Intizar Hussain

It’s wonderfully written, moving but dense, and I at least left it with a deeper sympathy, I hope understanding, for the travails of a large and important place and all the people over the generations who have lived there. See, there are a few things I know a great deal about, or pretend I do. In he received the Pakistani civil award Sitara-e-Imtiaz and a lifetime achievement award at the Lahore Literary Festival in September Often the characters don’t know who they are, especially the bookz Zakir, or where they are, or when they are, as they spin through the history imtizar Pakistan and India and all across the subcontinent.

In the meantime, the dazzling artistry of Basti itself gives us reason to hope against hope. Jan 11, Ruby rated it liked it. I would also advise getting a clearer idea of the geographical location of huswain places mentioned in the book, as it will help you navigate through the narrative. By my own history?


Intizar Hussain, Pakistan’s ‘greatest fiction writer’, dies at 92

This innovative novel has its own style–part plot, part memory, part dream, part mythology. I read in Urdu. He writes best novels with a dreamy touch of realism with his flowing style of story writing. This novel, to the extent it is historical, is about that time. Not a beach read, more like a book I’d recommend reading as part of a modern Asian history class with a teacher that can give more context and flesh out the symbolism as well as the literary and cultural references that make up so much of the book.

This, Bastiseemed a logical next step.

Intizar Hussain Books And Novel Name List

The new country of Pakistan is born, separating him once and for all from the woman he loves, and in a jagged and jarring sequence of scenes we witness a nation and a psyche torn into existence only to be torn apart again and again by political, religious, economic, linguistic, personal, and sexual conflicts—in effect, a world of loneliness.

Love dissolves the border like chalk-pictures erased by rain. Come and join them, before silver fills the part in her hair, and your head becomes a drift of snow, and our lives are merely a story. It’s a story of place, from Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka, and others to Rupnagar and Vyaspur, imagined villages central to the sorrows of this story.

Bastiby Intizar Husain 1 9 Oct 18, Sam marked it as to-read Oct 24, Farrell, skewers the British, but except for two characters kept in a cage, he doesn’t really personalize the native Indians.

So much the better, because that signals a start. Bastiby Intizar Husain.

Kachway / کچھوے

Jan 29, Harry Rutherford rated it really liked it. Retrieved 3 February I want the reader to have an agreeable double experience: Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’m not sure if it was the style or the huseain but I struggled to get into this. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Batin ka gham, siraf sharab hi mita sakti hei. From then on I was unconcerned about the dust and ruts in the road, and about when the lorry would arrive in Rupnagar, and even about whether it would arrive at all Isn’t this the truth perfectly, how that half-secret love can swallow your whole self, how some small touch, even a word, can obliterate time and dissolve every thought in your head That’s how it usually is.

Man suffers due to three things; a disloyal wife, an over demanding brother, and education gained without any experience. Zakir wanders between the events of his present day, reminiscing about the past, and then, as the book goes on, into dreams and visions, retellings of myths and history that blend into each other so seamlessly that you’re not sure you’ve departed from the here and now until suddenly you’re in a town where most of the inhabitants have been beheaded — but they are still up and walking around and talking.

He is one of the legendary author or writer recognized in Pakistan.

I read this as someone who thinks you need look no further than religion and colonialism to see why, today, the world is set to explode. I read this book in my native language Urdu. I know it so well that when I read a book about a family outing, I can tell they are really talking about the outset of war, even if, you know, they are not.

Originally written inUurdu, this books tells the inner destruction of a country that couldn’t stay harmonic as it was in the boois. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan D. And three things deprive the earth of peace: Hassan Ali marked it as to-read Oct 03,