The Wandering

  • Amitav Ghosh, Jeet Thayil shortlisted for lit prize 22-11-2012 11:32 AM

    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...
  • 'Wandering Falcon' wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 28-11-2011 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: Jamil Ahmad's The Wandering Falcon has won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2011. As the name suggests, the winner is always a first-time author, and what better start to a literary career than to win an award with your first book? Ahmad, a 78-year-old retired civil servant...
  • Tribal areas come alive in 80-year-old's debut 30-09-2011 12:58 PM

    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...
  • Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize shortlist announced 09-09-2011 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst all the big ticket literary prizes on the Indian landscape, the one that still has the most hearts racing is the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. After all, as the name suggests, the winner is always a first-time author, and what better start to a literary career...
  • Q&A with author of 'The Wandering Falcon' 06-05-2011 08:49 PM

    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...