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Saadat Hasan Manto


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Saadat Hasan Manto Selected Stories by Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto Selected Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto
The most widely read and the most translated writer in Urdu, Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-55) is also the most controversial: he was tried for obscenity no less than six times, both before and after the departure Read More...
Pages: 309

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Manto: Selected Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto
There are just 10 stories in the "Manto: Selected stories" translated by Aatish Taseer, including a couple of ones that show up in every edition. But the author has put together an eclectic mix, taking Read More...
Pages: 136

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Beyond the Three Seas: Travellers´ Tales from Mughal India
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Beyond the Three Seas: Travellers´ Tales from Mughal India
by Michael H.Fisher
Many of the European travellers that visited Mughal India left behind enthralling accounts of their experiences. Beyond the Three Seas is a collection of the best of these writings, starting from the mid fifteenth century and spanning two hundred years. There are stories of hunting with the emperor Akbar and his blindfolded panthers; of being stripped penniless in Surat and fleeing from angry villagers in Bengal in the middle of the night; descriptions of the Mughal roadside sarais, trying paan for the first time and of the lax morals of Indian women. The travellers themselves could not be more different: from the god-fearing, petulant Russian, Afanasy Nikitin to the Portuguese Father Antonio Monserrate desperately trying to convert Akbar to the plucky eighteen-year-old Venetian Niccolao Manucci who finds himself a patron in Dara Shukoh. Full of colour, detail and the occasional tall story, rarely has Mughal India been brought so vividly and fascinatingly alive.
The Rozabal Line
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The Rozabal Line
by Ashwin Sanghi
A cardboard box is found on a shelf of the SOAS library where a copy of the Mahabharata should have been. When the mystified librarian opens it, she screams before she falls unconscious to the floor. A group that calls itself the Lashkar-e-Talatashar, the Army of Thirteen, has scattered around the globe. Their leader is not even a blip on the radar of intelligence agencies, yet their agenda is Armageddon. In the Vatican, a beautiful assassin swears to kill - again and again. A Hindu astrologer spots a conjunction of the stars that signifies the end of the world. In Tibet, Buddhist monks search for a reincarnation, much in the way their ancestors searched Judea for the Son of God. In strife-torn Kashmir, a tomb called Rozabal holds the key to a riddle that arises in Jerusalem and gets answered at Vaishno Devi. In The Rozabal Line, a thriller swirling between continents and centuries, Ashwin Sanghi traces a pattern that curls backward to the violent birth of religion itself.
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He Sees You When You're Sleeping
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Sterling Brooks has been cooling his heels in the Celestial Waiting Room for forty-six years, waiting for admission to heaven. Finally, just days before Christmas, he's summoned before the Heavenly Council and found unworthy; throughout his life he had been hopelessly self-absorbed. To redeem himself, he is given the chance to go back to Earth and find someone to help.

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