The Wandering

  • 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 Pakistanbased 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 ...
  • South Africa, India set for oneoff Twenty20 March 29, 2012

    Johannesburg: It may appear an insignificant oneoff Twenty20 international, but Friday's match at The Wanderers presents top players from India and South Africa an opportunity to oil themselves before the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins in less than a week's time. India have travelled all the way...
  • 'Wandering Falcon' wins Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize November 28, 2011

    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 firsttime author, and what better start to a literary career than to win an award with your first book? Ahmad, a 78yearold retired civil servant completed...
  • Tribal areas come alive in 80yearold'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...
  • Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize shortlist announced November 28, 2011

    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 firsttime author, and what better start to a literary career...
  • Q&A with author of 'The Wandering Falcon' May 9, 2011

    CNNIBN'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...