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Literary Striptease

October 25, 2010

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Another view of the Urdu language, this time from translator Muhammad Umar Memom in an interview Lapata of Chapati Mystery Lapata: Tell us a little bit about how you view the act of translation. Is this a creative process for you? How do you view the role of the translator in the realm of literary […]

Pop Idols

October 24, 2010

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An article by Kamila Shamsie of Granta on pop music in Pakistan. Watching the video of ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ (‘Heart,Heart, Pakistan’ or ‘My Heart Beats for Pakistan’) today, I’m struck by the void that must have existed to make pretty boys singing patriotic pop appear subversive. In a bid to circumvent growing restrictions, TV producer Shoaib […]

The National Language

October 24, 2010

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An interview with Uzma Aslam Khan and Aamer Hussein by Ollie Brock from Granta Who, in your view, is the single greatest writer in Urdu (living or dead)? It’s Urdu poetry that I love best, more than Urdu prose. (And more than poetry in English, which, with a few exceptions, lacks the immediacy with which […]