Daily Archives: December 11, 2008

A Case of Exploding Talent – Books from Pakistan

Aysha Raja

I was born and raised outside Pakistan, but to say I came to live in Lahore by chance is an understatement. I’ve had a love affair with Pakistan since a very young age and, after nearly a decade of living here, I can say with certainty that I’ve never once regretted my decision. Of all the places I have lived this is where I have felt most alive though, admittedly, the accompanying fear and uncertainty ensures you never take a day for granted. For the time I was living outside Pakistan, I was constantly trying to curb my insatiable hunger for information about Pakistan. I even mustered up the strength to get through My Feudal Lord and plough through most of Bapsi Sidwa’s work. Thanks to a friend, I was also introduced to ‘Pakistan’s first independent weekly’, which enjoyed some prominence back in the day. Continue reading


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