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AfsanaBadosh ep 5: Listen to Krishan Chander's 'Jamun Ka Ped' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
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AfsanaBadosh ep 5: Listen to Krishan Chander's 'Jamun Ka Ped' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam

AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 5 — Krishan Chander's 'Jamun Ka Ped', performed by Shashwita Sharma.

AfsanaBadosh ep 4: Listen to Manto's 'Mera Naam Radha Hai' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
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AfsanaBadosh ep 4: Listen to Manto's 'Mera Naam Radha Hai' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam

AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 4 — Saadat Hasan Manto's 'Mera Naam Radha Hai', as performed by KC Shankar.

Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam present AfsanaBadosh: Listen to stories by masters of Hindi, Urdu fiction
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Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam present AfsanaBadosh: Listen to stories by masters of Hindi, Urdu fiction

AfsanaBadosh episodes 1-3 feature the works of Premchand, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Mannu Bhandari.

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, noted Urdu poet-critic and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 85
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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, noted Urdu poet-critic and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 85

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was conferred with the Saraswati Samman in 1996 for his work Sher-e-Shor Angez. In 2009, the Government of India conferred upon him the Padma Shri.

AfsanaBadosh ep 3: Listen to Mannu Bhandari's 'Alagaav' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
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AfsanaBadosh ep 3: Listen to Mannu Bhandari's 'Alagaav' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam

AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 3 — Mannu Bhandari's 'Alagaav', as performed by Shashwita Sharma.

AfsanaBadosh ep 2: Listen to Premchand's 'Sawa Ser Gehun' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
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AfsanaBadosh ep 2: Listen to Premchand's 'Sawa Ser Gehun' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam

AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 2 — Premchand's 'Sawa Ser Gehun', as performed by Vicky Ahuja.

AfsanaBadosh ep 1: Listen to Rajinder Singh Bedi's 'Quarantine' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
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AfsanaBadosh ep 1: Listen to Rajinder Singh Bedi's 'Quarantine' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam

AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 1 — Rajinder Singh Bedi's 'Quarantine', as performed by KC Shankar.

How Shugoofa, a 52-year-old Urdu humour magazine from Hyderabad, examines society through satire
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How Shugoofa, a 52-year-old Urdu humour magazine from Hyderabad, examines society through satire

It is one of the few magazines in the country (in any language) devoted entirely to humour. The publication groomed new writers and poets in Urdu humour, leading them to recognition.

Remembering Rahat Indori: Three writers recite verses by the Urdu poet and star of mushairas
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Remembering Rahat Indori: Three writers recite verses by the Urdu poet and star of mushairas

Aamir Aziz, Anukrti Upadhyay and Shivam Sharma commemorate Rahat Indori's life and work by reciting some of his memorable couplets

Naiyer Masud, a curator of the unsaid: Remembering the award-winning writer, his dream-like and elusive style
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Naiyer Masud, a curator of the unsaid: Remembering the award-winning writer, his dream-like and elusive style

First-time readers are usually bewildered, desperately trying to ‘make sense’ of Sahitya Akademi award-winner Naiyer Masud's stories. Curious and haunted, they return, to feel their filigree-like negative spaces.

Noted Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi passes away aged 93, days after recovering from COVID-19
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Noted Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi passes away aged 93, days after recovering from COVID-19

Dehlvi was admitted to a private hospital on 1 June after testing positive for coronavirus. The 93-year-old Urdu poet was brought home on 7 June after he tested negative for COVID-19.

Noted Urdu writer and Padma Shri awardee Mujtaba Hussain passes away aged 83
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Noted Urdu writer and Padma Shri awardee Mujtaba Hussain passes away aged 83

The renowned Urdu writer and Padma Shri winner Mujtaba Hussain passed away on 27 May in Hyderabad after suffering cardiac arrest.

Ghalib and his muse: With Kathak and poetry, the legend of Nawab Jaan gets a new lease of life
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Ghalib and his muse: With Kathak and poetry, the legend of Nawab Jaan gets a new lease of life

In The Legend of Nawab Jaan and Mirza Ghalib, the focus shifts to the courtesan who was able to inspire one of the world's greatest literary treasures.

Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain on returning his Padma Shri: Our democracy has been reduced to a joke
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Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain on returning his Padma Shri: Our democracy has been reduced to a joke

Mujtaba Hussain is a celebrated Urdu author, humorist and satirist who has decided to return his Padma Shri (received in 2007) to register his protest against the ‘current atmosphere’ in the country.

Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain returns his Padma Shri award; says 'I am not happy with the situation today'
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Citizenship Amendment Act protests: Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain returns his Padma Shri award; says 'I am not happy with the situation today'

Hyderabad-based Mujutaba Hussain was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour in the country, for his contributions to Urdu literature in 2007.

Romancing With Revolution: Author Zaheer Ali on the life and works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz
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Romancing With Revolution: Author Zaheer Ali on the life and works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

All those who believe in liberty, equality, justice and intend to transform the socio-economic and political conditions in the India may seek inspiration from Faiz's poetry, says Zaheer Ali.

Remembering Bharatendu Harishchandra on Hindi Divas, a man whose work fortified the language
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Remembering Bharatendu Harishchandra on Hindi Divas, a man whose work fortified the language

Bharatendu Harishchandra, born in 1850, is known as the 'Father of modern day Hindi literature'. And it was in establishing this language that his biggest contribution lay. Much of the prose that Harishchandra wrote to establish the Hindi we know today was done in the Kavivachansudha and Harishchandra Magazine, which he founded in 1873.

Urdu stories, in translation: Read short fiction by Gulzar, Joginder Paul and Deepak Budki
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Urdu stories, in translation: Read short fiction by Gulzar, Joginder Paul and Deepak Budki

A round-up of the first four Urdu short stories presented in translation, as part of the eight-part series on Urdu fiction by contemporary Indian writers.

In 'Draupadi Has Woken Up', Renu Behl writes of a woman's 'duties' in patriarchal Punjab
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In 'Draupadi Has Woken Up', Renu Behl writes of a woman's 'duties' in patriarchal Punjab

Renu Behl situates Draupadi Has Woken Up in Punjab, which is facing a shortage of eligible brides, owing to female infanticide and foeticide. Women from cities are being purchased for a price, and men are forced to marry outside the state. In such a scenario, do the duties of the sole daughter-in-law of a house change? Read a translation of this story by Rakhshanda Jalil

In 'A Cup of Tea', Mahindar Nath meditates on love, before and after marriage
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In 'A Cup of Tea', Mahindar Nath meditates on love, before and after marriage

A man and his wife have spent 12 years together — happily and unmarried. In this short story, Mahindar Nath wonders how and if their love will change, should they decide to have a wedding. Read a translation of this story by Rakhshanda Jalil