Search Results: "Aftab Ahmad"


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BOMBAY STORIES by Saadat Hasan Manto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Presented in a realistic, almost reportorial style, these stories are both unremittingly bleak and exceptionally powerful."
Manto, who died in 1955, explores the seamy underside of Bombay in 14 stories of economic exploitation with little personal redemption. Read full book review >

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MIRAGES OF THE MIND by Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A pleasure to read and a welcome window on a world we know too little about."
Picaresque, politically shaded novel of life in 20th-century Pakistan, a country and time fading into memory and rife with nostalgia. Read full book review >

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THE WANDERING FALCON by Jamil Ahmad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2011

"Fascinating material that's badly in need of artistic shaping."
These sketches of life in the tribal lands between Pakistan and Afghanistan mark the debut of the 80-year-old Pakistani author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Heartfelt and inspiring."
Winning memoir by a Sufi rock musician determined to encourage harmony between the West and the Muslim world. Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF A SULTAN by Ahmad  Javid
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2013

"An ardent but didactic devotional saga."
In this rapturous hagiography, the Sufi saint Sultan Bahu dazzles India with his spiritual radiance as he wins souls for Allah. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2008

"An exhaustive resource for believers, a fun diversion for others."
A reference guide to Jinn, the supernatural beings central to Islamic cosmology. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Solid reporting on a significant body of work. (40 photos)"
An objective take on the life and works of a groundbreaking, controversial filmmaker. Despite the misleading author credit, this is not an autobiography. Read full book review >

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MY ISL@M by Amir Ahmad Nasr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"A candid, cosmopolitan look at the experience of Islam in the digital age."
Occasionally glib, yet conversational, ultimately endearing account of a Sudanese-born Malaysian youth's reckoning with his inherited Islamic faith through the act of blogging. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 18, 2010

"An extremely valuable resource for political science students and those studying African economies and governments, but the author will have difficulty finding an audience beyond academia."
Wali leaves no stone unturned in this thoroughly researched analysis of the successes, failures and struggles of the Nigerian government in Sokoto State between 1976 and 1991. Read full book review >