Domains of Fear and Desire: Urdu Stories by Muhammad Umar MemonDomains of Fear and Desire: Urdu Stories by Muhammad Umar Memon

Domains of Fear and Desire: Urdu Stories

byMuhammad Umar Memon


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A collection of Urdu stories by some of the best and most renowned writers of the language today - including Abdulla Hussein, Qurratulain Hyder, Naiyer Masud and Khalida Husain - brought to the English reader in accuate, modern translations. With startling originality and breath-taking grace, they lead us into a world shaped by Islamic and Indian Subcontinental traditions, revealing an imagination hovering upon the mystical and the romantic, the traditional and the modern, the social and the political. Ultimately, these stories, which include some genuine masterpieces, testify to the depth of the human spirit as they reflect upon its mysteries.
Contibutors: Zamiruddin Ahmad, Jeelani Bano, Caroline J. Beeson, Griffith A. Chaussee, Asif Farrukhi, (Raja) Faruq Hassan, Intizar Husain, Khalida Husain, Abdullah Hussein, Wayne R Husted, Qurratulain Hyder, Ikramullah (Chaudhry), Anwer Khan, Ram Lall (Chhabra), Balraj Manra, Hasan Manzar, Naiyer Masud, Muhammad Umar Memon, CM Nain, Su...
Title:Domains of Fear and Desire: Urdu StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.49 × 5.56 × 0.82 in

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ISBN - 10:0920661211

ISBN - 13:9780920661215

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Table of Contents

Contents: Domains of Fear and DesireEditor's Preface and Acknowledgements vZAMIRUDDIN AHMADFirst Death 1QUDRATULLAH SHAHABThe Plague in Jammu 12INTIZAR HUSAINThe Back Room 23QURRATULAIN HYDERHyena's Laughter 35ABDULLAH HUSSEINThe Refugees 50NAIYER MASUDObscure Domains of Fear and Desire 79HASAN MANZARThe Beggar Boy 104KHALIDA HUSAINRecognition 122MUHAMMAD SALIM- UR-RAHMANVoices 135JEELANI BANOSome Other Man's Home 142RAM LALLThe Grave 155PARVEEN SARWARHearth and Home 165IKRAMULLAHThe Needy 192SURENDAR PARKASHThe Scarecrow 201ENVER SAJJADThe Cow 208BALRAJ MANRAComposition One 213MUHAMMAD UMAR MEMONLucky Vikki 216ANWER KHANThe Pose 223ASIF FARRUKHIFertility 227MUHAMMAD MANSHA YADThe Show 237SALAM BIN RAZZAQEkalavya-The Bheel Boy 245Notes and Glossary 252Contributors 255

Editorial Reviews

"Superb...the 21 stories are both exotic and accessible, mystical and mundane." - The Globe and Mail"A real find - strong vivid stories that plunge us without preparation or any sort of guidance into a society that we may not know but which we immediately accept." - Books in Canada