Jamil Ahmad

  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Six books including "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "Narcopolis" by Jeet Thayil and "The Wandering" by Pakistan-based author Jamil Ahmad, have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. The list, announced in a gala at the Mayfair Hotel in London, it includes six writers --...
  • Tribal areas come alive in 80-year-old's debut September 30, 2011

    It took more than three decades for Pakistan's Jamil Ahmad to get published. The first draft of his musings on life in the tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan was written in the 1970s -- and then forgotten. In 'The Wandering Falcon', published earlier this year in India and due out...
  • Q&A with author of 'The Wandering Falcon' May 9, 2011

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi in conversation with author Jamil Ahmad, about his latest piece of fiction 'The Wandering Falcon'. Amrita Tripathi: You've served in the Frontier Province and in Balochistan -- these are areas the rest of the world sees as largely lawless and ungovernable or terrorist havens. How do you perceive...