A book and the way we read it can change our worldview and nurture new emotions
Literature and all creative arts must possess a kind of magical power that could metamorphose the cry of resistance into a ‘whimper’ without...
Sir Syed’s notion of modernity was paradoxical and complicated because it was characterised by his subservience to authority
Reaching Nisf Jahan with limited time and unlimited wishes, setting aside all worries of this or that world, fully living in those moments
Translation is not simply an act of transferring or communicating a meaning of a text from one language into another one; it is far more than that
Naiyer Masud, the foremost short story writer of Urdu, is matchless in the underlying absurd, bizarre, paradoxical happenings that are suppressed in...
Exploring the fallacy of inseparability of text and its meaning, and how context and perspective affect the process of reading the text
All dominant narratives of colonial and postcolonial societies stem from the discursive matrix created out of displacement and homecoming
All displaced writers perennially seek to return to their motherland, their paradise, with a strong wish to reclaim their cultural identity
Forms of free verse and prose poem are borne out of minimising the role, influence and power of literary tradition