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Is it the unbearable weather or the weight of expectations that is making Rukhsana act crazy? And what is the difference between madness and defiance anyway?
The perennial problem for the Pakistani woman is in her genes. And blessings in one department can be a curse in another.
Two lives intersect and move apart through the years. A story of loss and yearning for a simpler time.
“My life is not mine because everything I do is relational, defining everyone else around me.” A powerful memoir describing the absence of free agency in a woman’s life.
Zoha B. Khan
The wanton cruelty of children towards servants has consequences that haunt their adult selves. A story about dark secrets, casual bullying and flashing green eyes.
A poignant memoir of one woman's childhood attachments, captured in the places and people she loved best.
A fragment of a nameless woman's life is portrayed in this uncompromising stream-of-consciousness narrative
Anger and guilt are what girls feel at the start of their journey through life. But is there room for hope as the journey goes on?
Who is 'Aman', the mystery writer of Shahpur? And why does he live in a village where nobody reads?
An edict by the newly elected Mayor of Lahore cancels the end of year school gala. But that is only the start of a dystopian future of access to public spaces being curtailed by “The Guardians” of the New Lahore.
Will hope ultimately trump despair for women in this examination of the promise of Pakistan? What it is, and what it could be?
A daughter's loving care for an infirm father is tested to the limits, especially when sons are more highly valued.
Why must it be men who design a woman’s characteristics in an image, an avatar, that suits them? A call to arms for women to take control of their own narratives
A mystery woman stops at a dhaba for breakfast one early morning. But why is she travelling alone? And where is she going?
Noor Us Sabah Tauqeer