Search Results: "Shahrukh Husain"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"This is pleasant preparatory reading for a night at the opera, although it is skimpy next to The Random House Book of Opera Stories (1998, not reviewed) or other heftier guides. (Anthology. 8-12)"
Seven operas, chosen for simplicity and relative absence of death and violence, receive lighthearted retellings, along with brief character and composer notes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISE FOOL by Shahrukh Husain
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Most of these tales will be unfamiliar to American children, making this most welcome, as well as necessary for any folklore collection. (Folklore. 7 & up) "
Twenty-two short, entertaining and instructive tales, selected from many told about Mulla Nasruddin, introduce this wise fool known across the Islamic world from the Middle East to western China. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Demonstrating no mercy to either party, Haqqani admits that Pakistan verges on failed-state status but shows little patience with America's persistently shortsighted, fruitless policies."
Pakistan never pulled itself together after its bloody creation from British India in 1947, asserts Haqqani (International Relations/Boston Univ.; Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military, 2005, etc.), former ambassador to the United States, in this insightful, painful history of Pakistani-American relations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONLY THE LONGEST THREADS by Tasneem Zehra Husain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A fictional approach to physics that captures both the substance of the theory and the passion of its practitioners."
In Husain's debut novel, a scientist and a journalist explore the history of physics in a series of fictional vignettes. Read full book review >