Musharraf Ali Farooqi's The Merman and the Book of Power melds history and folklore, exploring the qissa genre
The Merman and the Book of Power: A Qissa by Musharraf Ali Farooqi, is born out of intensive research of the rich heritage of oral and written literatures of Urdu, Persian, and Arabic.
Be it a recurring dream, the fear of losing a loved one, an anxiety attack — Amrita Pritam found catharsis through words. Raseedi Ticket (Revenue Stamp, 1976), her autobiography, is an album of postage stamps. And each postage stamp unfurls like the story on a postcard.
36 Chowringhee Lane, revisited: Aparna Sen's ever-relevant tale that merged life, death, and Shakespeare
36 Chowringhee Lane, Aparna Sen's directorial debut, could well seem sepia-toned as far as its overarching sentiment of nostalgia for the past is concerned, however, when it comes to presenting human sensibilities, emotions and vulnerabilities, the film is technicolour
Thirteen years since she created a storm with her autobiography, sex worker Nalini Jameela is back again as a storyteller
Veteran thespians Rajit Kapur and Shernaz Patel spoke about one of their longest-running plays — Love Letters (directed by Rahul da Cunha) — in the run-up to the Old World Theatre Festival in Delhi