Intizar Hussain has 58 books on Goodreads with ratings. Intizar Hussain’s most popular book is Basti. Published November 15th by The New York Review of Books (first published ) Intizar Hussain was a prominent Urdu writer, this book is an English. Intizar Hussain BOOKS. Sort On. Publishing Date, Title, Author Name. KHAWABOON KAY MUSAFIR ^ – خوابوں کے مسافر. By:INTIZAR HUSSAIN DRAMA.

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Untizar he received the Pakistani civil award Sitara-e-Imtiaz and a lifetime achievement award at the Lahore Literary Festival in September 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.

This may have been intentional in t This book is poignant and at times wrenching. Zakir – the ‘he’ of this novel – keeps going to the garden. Feb 19, Tariq Mahmood rated it really liked it Shelves: Son, these are the keys to a house to which you no longer have any right In spite of all the challenges that the reader will face, I would encourage people to get their hands on it and enjoy this profoundly humanistic reflection upon conflict, people, and love.

Yar, how strange it is book the same town becomes for one of its inhabitants, who has left the country, more meaningful than before, so that hussainn dreams about it; while for another inhabitant all its meaning disappears, so that even though [s]he’s in the same country, [s]he never feels any desire to see the town again The town where he boooks Sabirah lived as children is deeply important to Zakir, but Sabirah, who stayed in India while bioks family left, feels differently.


Dec 04, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a story of husain, from Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka, and others to Rupnagar and Vyaspur, imagined villages central to the sorrows of this story.

Accoding to Aamir Mufti, who writes on the back cover, “Urdu is “the strangely homeless la In an effort to read boos books set outside of North America and from different perspectives, I’ve recently read Basti, a story told by a west Pakistan man which spans the war between Pakistan and India, Originally written in Urdu, the book is interwoven with religious and cultural references to Hindi, Christianity, and Islamic texts and stories.

Books by Intizar Hussain (Author of Basti)

Young men who enter the Shiraz, drink your tea, and act book, then change sides. The novel is filled with symbology and analogies, some are brilliant and some were confusing.

Thank you for your bookd. Though I appreciate the fact that author went on dealing with the and without soley depending on the “violence” weapon which is so rare to tell about the emotional distress, still somehow I couldn’t connect with the book.

Basti by Intizar Hussain

A model attribution edit summary using German: He migrated to the newly formed Pakistan in — an experience he wrote about 50 years later in The First Morning. Sep 02, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: Bastiby Intizar Husain.

Their life, actions, thought revolve around that town where they were originally from and they can’t Intizar Hussain was a prominent Urdu writer, this book is an English translation of his much acclaimed book Basti.

The historical moment is and the brutal war out of which Bangladesh was born. He was given the highest l Intizar Hussain was an Urdu and English language Pakistani writer of short stories, novels, poetry, columns and non-fiction.

It flows from him being in a state of mental turmoil to a stoned man pondering over mythical tales with a lot of metaphor and multiple layers of text to intense history and the state of decadence the period goes through during conflict. See, there are a few things I know a great deal about, or pretend I do.


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Books by Intizar Hussain

Intizar Husain was born in British-administered India and migrated to Pakistan in He was one of the leading literary figures of Pakistan. Like other borderland literature, Basti renders books drawn on a map as an emotional geography that blurs them. The a major plot revolves around Zakir – his desires, his visions and his present.

Years following the bloody partition have had very similar effects on their characters. This story has raised an important question about the effects of Partition in a Punjab and Bengal, as really these were the only two very large provinces to be divided in This novel starts with the memories of a man that is lost in his country, Pakistan, destroyed by civil was between Muslims and Hindus.

In Urdu, basti means any space, from the most intimate to the most universal, in which groups of people come together to intizra to live together, and the universal question at the heart of the book is how to constitute a common world.

Bolks, so much resonated; Without any sense of boredom he read so many posters with the same message, and hussain many two-word slogans written in English on car bumpers, on car windows.