Intizar Hussain has 58 books on Goodreads with ratings. Intizar Hussain’s most popular book is Basti. Published November 15th by The New York Review of Books (first published ) Intizar Hussain was a prominent Urdu writer, this book is an English. Intizar Hussain BOOKS. Sort On. Publishing Date, Title, Author Name. KHAWABOON KAY MUSAFIR ^ – خوابوں کے مسافر. By:INTIZAR HUSSAIN DRAMA.

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Views Read Edit View history. Open Preview See a Problem? This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [i want summary bussain this book hide spoiler ]. The New York Review of Books. The world semed to be an endless chain of “whens. Most of the references to religious stories or mythical stories were lost on me and the translator did not seek to expand or educate the slightly ignorant readers amongst us. Intixar I loved the common man view of great events like the Partition and Partition of Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Basti by Intizar Hussain

The story moves from one location to the next, as it does from the present to va This innovative novel has its own style–part plot, part memory, part dream, part mythology. I’m curious to read his other translated work. Batin ka gham, siraf sharab hi mita sakti hei. Zakir and his family move to Pakistan yussain India but a part of them is left in India and will stay there forever.

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So I read this as an American. Love dissolves the border like chalk-pictures erased by rain. February Click [show] for important translation instructions. But it has a gooks strong sense of place, a great eye for detail, well-drawn characters and natural-sounding dialogue.

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As other readers have previously mentioned, the main character fluctuates from present to past memories, intertwined with – sometimes complex – mythological and historical fragments.

In an effort to read more books set outside of North America and from different perspectives, I’ve recently read Basti, a story told by a west Pakistan man which spans the war between Pakistan and India, Originally written in Urdu, the book is interwoven with religious and cultural references to Hindi, Christianity, and Islamic texts and stories.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Written by, apparently, modern Urdu’s most beloved novelist, Basti is a dream of Pakistan, from it’s bloody birth in partition to the war which gave birth to Bangladesh. Funny thing it gets intense and intertwined as the book progresses and that’s where I just wanted to drop off the book.

I bought this book last year, early in huxsain translated fiction kick, and I think it’s easily one of the best books I found as a part of that interest. He migrated to the newly formed Pakistan in — an experience he wrote about 50 years later in The First Morning.

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Originally written inUurdu, this books tells the inner destruction of a husszin that couldn’t stay harmonic as it was in the beginning. To ask other readers questions about Bastiplease sign up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Although its backdrop is Partition, the novel is extraordinary in its rendering of “waiting for war”.

Sep 30, Zanna rated it really liked it. Confusing – I didn’t get intizwr with the style, and think I would have got more out of this if I’d been more familiar with the India-Pakistan war of So much the better, because that signals a start.

Dec 26, Ming rated it it was ok.

Books by Intizar Hussain

No trivia or quizzes yet. Boooks, these are the keys to a house to which you no longer have any right Books by Intizar Hussain. Intkzar am walking on flies. Yet, so much resonated; Without any sense of boredom he read so many posters with the same message, and so many two-word slogans written in English on car bumpers, on car windows. There were wonderfully lyrical passages but it just felt too disjointed to be compelling. Visit our adblocking instructions page.

We could do it in literary magazines.