Intizar Hussain has 58 books on Goodreads with ratings. Intizar Hussain’s most popular book is Basti. Published November 15th by The New York Review of Books (first published ) Intizar Hussain was a prominent Urdu writer, this book is an English. Intizar Hussain BOOKS. Sort On. Publishing Date, Title, Author Name. KHAWABOON KAY MUSAFIR ^ – خوابوں کے مسافر. By:INTIZAR HUSSAIN DRAMA.

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But love is the bridge; friendship ignores religious differences nooks nation-state boundaries entirely. Jun 26, Pratibha Suku rated it it was ok Shelves: I would also advise getting a clearer idea of the geographical loc Beautifully translated into Spanish by Pariente de Carranza.

I am also sure a lot of the cultural and literary references were inaccessible to me as an Australian English speaker and that understanding them better would have enhanced the reading experience. We’ve noticed you’re adblocking. But it has a very strong sense of place, a great eye for detail, well-drawn characters and natural-sounding dialogue.

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View all 5 comments. Apr 01, Kishwar Jaffer rated it liked it. Confusing – I didn’t get on with the style, and think I would have got more out of this if I’d been more familiar with the India-Pakistan war of Yar, how strange it is that the same town becomes for one of its inhabitants, who has left the country, more meaningful than before, so that he dreams about it; while for another inhabitant all its meaning disappears, so that even though [s]he’s in the same country, [s]he never feels any desire to see the town again The town where he and Sabirah lived as children is deeply important to Zakir, but Sabirah, who stayed in India hussian her family left, feels differently.


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Basti by Intizar Hussain

You will either love it or would want to get rid of it. Visit our adblocking instructions page. Finding a publisher with a longer novel was usually very difficult, so while I have written many novels, the short story was the form I found very useful and turned to frequently.

Books by Intizar Hussain. It is a story of migrants, and every kind of migrant will be able to relate to it. Inside Zakir, the broken world can begin to be repaired Lists with This Book.

Intizar Hussain, Pakistan’s ‘greatest fiction writer’, dies at 92

Like other borderland literature, Basti renders lines drawn on a map as an emotional geography that blurs them. See 1 question about Basti…. Mar 12, Nicholas During rated it really liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So I am not sure intizr much is lost in the translation in English.

This novel follows a young man from his childhood in pre-Partition India, to his first years in Pakistan following his family’s emigration, to the tumultuous years of war and the formation of Bangladesh. While the sentences swim in Urdu like fish in a sea, in English I want them at least to swim like fish in a well-designed aquarium.


There are several gorgeous passages: Jan 29, Harry Rutherford rated it really liked it. Basti is the great Pakistani novel, a beautifully written, brilliantly inventive reckoning with the violent infizar of a country whose turbulence, ambitions, and uncertainties increasingly concern the whole world.

Mata rated it really liked it. But Zakir is abruptly evicted from this paradise—real or imagined—into the maelstrom of history.

Intizar Hussain

A short story about the partition and the waiting for war. Glad to have this over so I can move on to some more pleasant reading material. But I don’t have that with the Partition.

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