Tag Archives: Translation

Saqi, April 1946

One of the most interesting covers I came upon while browsing through the British Library’s Endangered Archives project is the April 1946 issue of Saqi. The issue is the Urdu journal’s special humour edition. The illustration is signed by Sobha Singh, the artist best known for his paintings of Sikh gurus (several Saqi covers are signed by him). On the top left are the opening lines of “Wataniyat” […]

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Published: 15. 08. 2015 | Comments: 0

Protected: Beva (بیوہ) (बेवा) (Widow) – Chapter III

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Published: 04. 12. 2014 | Comments: 0

Protected: Beva (بیوہ) (बेवा) (Widow) – Chapter IV

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Published: 04. 12. 2014 | Comments: 0

Protected: Beva (بیوہ) (बेवा) (Widow) – Chapter I

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Published: 04. 12. 2014 | Comments: 0

Protected: Juz Qais (جُزقیس) (जुज़ क़ैस)

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Published: 30. 11. 2014 | Comments: 0

Protected: Jarahat tohfa (جراہت تُحفہ)

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Published: 30. 11. 2014 | Comments: 0

Protected: Beva (بیوہ) (बेवा) (Widow) – Chapter II

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Published: 05. 07. 2014 | Comments: 0

Portrait of a lady

The last century of Mughal rule comes to life in The Mirror of Beauty, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi’s compelling picture of Delhi and its wider world ♦    View as PDF Beloved of poets and coveted by kings, conquered and constructed again and again, Delhi in its present avatar is a tough city to love. Yet many […]

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Published: 15. 07. 2013 | Comments: 0

Full Moon Night (پورے چاند کہ رات) (पूरे चांद कि रात)

By Krishan Chander ♦ It was the month of April. The branches of the almond trees were laden with flowers and, despite an icy nip in the air, a mild trace of spring had arrived. In the velvety doob grass beneath the lofty peaks above, bits of snow were visible, blooming here and there like […]

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Published: 25. 04. 2013 | Comments: 0

Hats and Doctors

Daisy Rockwell’s translation of the late Upendranath Ashk ♦ Daisy Rockwell’s translation of Hindi-Urdu writer Upendranath Ashk’s short stories is more of a teaser than a complete introduction to the Jalandhar-born author. Rockwell, who also edited the collection, had the fortune to meet Ashk a year before he died in Allahabad in 1996. She admiringly characterises […]

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Published: 16. 04. 2013 | Comments: 0