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Do you Suppose it's the East Wind? Stories from Pakistan
Do you Suppose it's the East Wind? Stories from Pakistan

Do you Suppose it's the East Wind? Stories from Pakistan

by Muhammad Umar Memon

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

9780143063544 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 296

Binding

Paperback

Muhammad Umar Memon
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Author: Muhammad Umar Memon
Eminent Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Muhammad Umar Memon
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 296
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143063544

Description

A collection of short stories by thirteen of Pakistan’s finest writers.

In the title story, Altaf Fatima portrays the pain felt by a Muslim who is forced to separate from her Hindu friend during Partition. Ghulam Abbas describes how the ‘Lure of Music’ seduces a father to abandon the confines of a middle-class existence and unwittingly embrace the culture of the kotha. Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘For Freedom’s Sake’ is the story of the young Congress ‘dictator’ Ghulam Ali who suppresses his sexual desires for the cause of Independence, only to realize the folly of such a sacrifice. Abul Fazl Siddiqi narrates the tale of the poor, lovely Sundariya who wins a five-yearly mango competition with her new ‘Gulab Khas’ and faces the wrath of her aristocratic competitors. And in ‘Sunlight’, Abdullah Hussein captures the joy of the exile returning home after a long hiatus.

Retaining the flavour of the original, Muhammad Umar Memon’s translations from the Urdu offer sharply observed snapshots of life in the subcontinent and celebrate the secular heritage of the language.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction

ABDULLAH HUSSEIN
Sunlight

SAADAT HASSAN MANTO
For Freedom’s Sake

ALTAF FATIMA
Do You Suppose It’s the East Wind?

GHULAM ABBAS
The Lure of Music

JAMEELA HASHMI
Banished

ABUL FAZL SIDDIQI
Gulab Khas

IKRAMULLAH
Regret

FAHMIDA RIAZ
Pink Pigeons – Was It They Who Won?

HASAN MANZAR
The Drizzle

ASAD MUHAMMAD KHAN
Ma’i Dada

ASHFAQ AHMAD
Havens

JAVED SHAHIN
If Truth Be Told

TASADDUQ SOHAIL
The Tree

Notes on Contributors

Copyright Acknowledgements

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