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Dec 19, 2019
Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain on returning his Padma Shri: Our democracy has been reduced to a jokeMujtaba 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.
Dec 18, 2019
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.
Dec 01, 2019
Romancing With Revolution: Author Zaheer Ali on the life and works of Faiz Ahmed FaizAll 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.
Sep 14, 2019
Remembering Bharatendu Harishchandra on Hindi Divas, a man whose work fortified the languageBharatendu 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.
May 19, 2019
Urdu stories, in translation: Read short fiction by Gulzar, Joginder Paul and Deepak BudkiA 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.
May 13, 2019
In 'Draupadi Has Woken Up', Renu Behl writes of a woman's 'duties' in patriarchal PunjabRenu 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
Apr 29, 2019
In 'A Cup of Tea', Mahindar Nath meditates on love, before and after marriageA 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
Apr 14, 2019
In 'Daani, The Generous One', Krishan Chandar writes of shared hunger — and hope — amid homelessnessKrishan Chandar paints a portrait of a man consumed by insatiable hunger — until he meets a woman with whom he wants to build a life. Though they are brought together by their shared hunger and homelessness, the man Daani loses his moorings after the death of his wife. Read a translation of this Urdu story by Rakhshanda Jalil
Mar 31, 2019
In 'Run From These Slave Traders', Ramanand Sagar writes of women without a countryRamanand Sagar, best known for producing the television show Ramayana, presents a very different take on the Hindu epic and its ideas of chastity. Read a translation of the story by Rakhshanda Jalil
Mar 04, 2019
In 'The Rape of an Abandoned House', Deepak Budki lays bare the hunger of scavengersIn The Rape of an Abandoned House, Deepak Budki writes about how an abandoned house is pillaged, bit by bit, by people who bear no respect for the family that lived there. Read a translation of the story by Rakhshanda Jalil