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Discovering Five Dials

by Raza Rumi

‘We’d love to have more people from Pakistan writing for and reading the magazine’

It was quite soothing to come across a delightful publication entitled Five Dials — a free, beautifully produced magazine. The current issue available at includes a piece by the young novelist Ali Sethi who has written a novel at an extraordinary age of 24. The piece delves into the reaction of author once he encounters the desolation at Shah Jamal’s shrine in Lahore.Shah Jamal’s shrine has also been associated with the great Pappu Sain dhol wala.

I am publishing the small post on Five Dials in its own voice to make the description of the magazine a little more familiar and immediate than a boring review. I am grateful to Craig Taylor for helping me in getting the introduction right.

Accessibility of Five Dials: As for new technology, Five Dials is a very lean and flexible entity. We do not need to worry about paper stock and production cost. Unlike Granta, we’re able to turn around issues quickly and react Continue reading


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