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Children Of The Night
Children Of The Night

Children Of The Night

by Nirupama Dutt

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Product ID:14502

Language

English

Publisher

Unistar

ISBN

8186898336 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 247

Binding

Hardcover

Nirupama Dutt

Author: Nirupama Dutt
Editor(s): Nirupama Dutt
Publisher: Unistar
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 247
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186898336

Description

The brief and turbulent history of Pakistan has seen pygmies in uniform trumpeted in as saviours of the people all too often. The people of the country that is just fifty-seven years young were subjected to martial law from 1958 to 1988 and these were times when the military rulers willfully demolished all the institutions and popular notions of democracy.

The imposition of martial law in 1977 emergence of Zia-ul-Haq as dictator and the execution of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto were tragedies that went straight to the hearts of the people. This was the most sorrowful chapter in the country’s history with the never-before onslaught on civil rights and liberties.

This was also the time when poets and writers walked along with the political leaders of the country to fight the gun with the pen. Dreams in the form of forty short stories are encased in Children of the Night and these dreams are of tyranny bred. These dreams the writers bequeath to the generations to come so that they may know that freedom is hard won and not something to be frittered away.

In the times to come these stories will mirror the truth of the times these were written in just as Saadat Hasan Manto’s stories become the source material for the brutal history of the partition. Stories by celebrated writers of resistance literature of Pakistan, Muhammad Mansha Yaad, Mazhar-ul-Islam, Intizar Hussain, Kaleem Lashari, Farkhanda Lodhi, Fakhar Zaman and others, are included in this volume.

Contents

PYGMIES IN UNIFORM

Saeeda Gazdar
The Cuckoo and the General

Qatar Shabbat
The Dacoit

Anwar Zahidi
Death of Another Caesar

WRETCHED OF THE EARTH
Nematuallah Gichki
Such is Life

Anwaar Ahmed
The Broken Heart

Agha Ali Mudassir
Cries of a Cat

Parveen Malik
The Tale of Hunger

Abdullah Jan Jamaldeni
A Poor Man’s Home

WHEN LOVE IS A SIN

Nawaz
The Shade of the Beri

Nurul Huda Shah
We Shall Never Meet Again

Sher Muhammad Mari
The Lunatic

THE JUNGLE AND THE CITY
Ahsan Javed
The Sinking City

Ahsan Wagah
In Meditation

Asad Muhammad Khan
The Lake and the Swine

Enver Sajjad
Endless Journey

CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Ilyas Ghumman
The Watchman’s Call

Mahmood Ahmed Qazi
Gogs

Khalida Hussain
The Spider

Mustansar Hussain Tarar
The Octopus

Mazhar-ul-Islam
The Pigeon perched on the Shoulder

AGE OF THE MAIMED
Anwaar Ahmed
First Child Patriot of the city

Mansoor Qaiser
The Patients of Trauma

Masood Asher
Prisoners of Dreams

Mirza Hamid Baig
Released!

JOURNEY THROUGH NIGHT
Gohar Sultana Uzma
Where is the Sun?

Ijaz Rahi
Parteners in Darkness

Intizar Husain
The Fortunate Ones of the Morning

Ahmad Daud
The Patient

Rasheed Amjad
A Cold-blooded Scene

VOICES OF THE DEAD
Fakhar Zaman
A Dead Man’s Tale

Amer Jalcel
The Dead and I

Ismail Gohar
The Godfather

Jamal Abro
The Angel

DO AND DIE
Badar Abro
Ordeal by Fire

Farkhanda Lodhi
The Terrorist

Kaleem Lashari
Mercy Killing

Muhammad Mansha Yaad
The Bucket

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