Musharraf Ali Farooqi

  • Writers, artists live in anxiety in Pakistan: Farooqi February 11, 2013

    Kolkata: With political instability and extremism rising in Pakistan, noted Pakistani writer Musharraf Ali Farooqi feels artists and writers in his country live in anxiety and sometimes find it difficult to pen their thoughts. "It is difficult, it is not so easy. In such a volatile atmosphere sometimes it is...
  • Jeet Thayil's 'Narcopolis' in Man Asian shortlist January 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian author Jeet Thayil's debut novel Narcopolis featured among five novels showcasing the diversity and depth of writing from Istanbul to Tokyo as the shortlist for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize was revealed, listing distinctive and celebrated writers for the first time in a region-wide context. The shortlist,...
  • Extract: Between Clay and Dust by Musharraf Ali Farooqi April 24, 2012

    While the world continues to raise a toast to contemporary Pakistani authors, the latest author to enter the literary marathon is a genius of sorts who translates Urdu tomes and works on his own tales of fiction with equal ease. Here is an extract from his latest book 'Between Clay and...
  • Between Clay and Dust: Of rectitude and penance April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani author Musharraf Ali Farooqi's latest novel Between Clay and Dust opens inside the grimy walls of an akhara which clan leader and head pahalwan Ustad Ramzi protects with fierce pride. In another part of the unnamed city's shaded alleyways is the 'kotha' of courtesan Gohar Jan renowned...
  • Farooqi: Authors are busy writing 'clever' novels April 13, 2012

    New Delhi: How do you start a serious discussion on contemporary literature with a Pakistani author who taught Argentine tango to Canadians in Toronto, flipped pizzas and worked at an assembly line to make a living while translating Urdu fantasy fiction to English in his spare time? You don't. You...
  • Pak author Farooqi strikes the 'write' chord April 8, 2012

    Islamabad: While the world continues to raise a toast to contemporary Pakistani authors, the latest author to enter the literary marathon is a genius of sorts who translates Urdu tomes and works on his own tales of fiction with equal ease. Musharraf Ali Farooqi caught everyone's attention with translations of Urdu...