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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The story captured the horror and optimism that accompanied the partition of India where an estimated 14 million people were displaced.
Books by Intizar Hussain
Often the characters don’t know who they are, especially the protagonist Zakir, or where they are, or when huzsain are, as they spin through the history of Pakistan and India and all across the subcontinent.
My first and last journey with her.
It begins with remembered childhood and adolescence, and then returns to the present, so the plot is simultaneously moving forward and backward in time, covering intizad period in between. Zakir’s father gives Zakir some keys. I’m not sure if it was the style or the translation but I struggled to get into this.
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The mind keeps talking. Despite these difficulties, it is the later parts of the novel, when the effects of war — the uncertainties and suspense and unknowingness of war — cause Zakir to stray more often and deeper into stories, myth, and metaphor, that I really fell in love with the book.
Writers like Intizar Husain never die, they live on in their words and ideas”. The historical moment is and the brutal war out of which Bangladesh was born. February Click [show] for important translation instructions. Man suffers due to three things; a disloyal wife, an over demanding brother, and education gained without any experience. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Basti is the great Pakistani novel, a beautifully written, brilliantly inventive reckoning with the violent history of a country whose turbulence, ambitions, and uncertainties increasingly concern the whole world.
Anyway, I think that this novel should be part of the text books in Pakistan at least, so that the next generation can reflect back with good light. He migrated to the newly formed Pakistan in — an experience he wrote about 50 years later in The First Morning.
Entering into the myriad myths that have created their current culture, though, as anyone who reads the newspapers know, not without its negative effects.
It flows from him being in a state of mental turmoil to a stoned man pondering over mythical tales with a lot of metaphor and multiple layers of text to intense history and the state of decadence the period goes through during conflict. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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Mata rated it really liked it. There was a lot of brutality, misinformation, bias, bloodshed and upheaval from both events and no cathartic national process instead we just moved on a chose to believe the convenient truth which suited each side. Zakir – the ‘he’ of uhssain novel – keeps going to the garden. The new country of Pakistan is born, separating him once and for all from the woman he loves, and in a jagged and jarring sequence of scenes we witness a nation and a psyche torn into existence only to be torn apart again and again by political, religious, economic, linguistic, personal, and sexual conflicts—in effect, a world of loneliness.
Dec 04, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: The rapid changes between first and third person were a bit of an irritant and parts of it were a stream of consciousness that I gussain repetitious. 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.
This novel follows a young man from his childhood in pre-Partition India, to his first years in Pakistan following his family’s emigration, to the tumultuous years of war and the formation of Bangladesh. Jan 11, Ruby rated it liked it. It flows from him being boks a state of mental turmoil to a stoned man pondering over mythical tales with a lot of metaphor and multiple layers of text to intense history and You will either love it or would want to get rid of it.
Oct 23, Sorayya Khan rated it it was amazing. I read this as a pacifist, and an isolationist, though I suspect the latter is foolish. But I loved the common man view of Huussain suffers due to three things; a disloyal wife, an over demanding brother, and education gained without any experience. Books by Intizar Hussain. Scritto originariamente in Urdu, questo libro racconta la scomparsa di This novel starts with the memories of a man that is lost in his country, Pakistan, destroyed by civil was between Muslims and Hindus.
lntizar This book is about a boy, Zahir who moves from India to Pakistan leaving his love behind. There were, however, some beautiful passages. Accoding to Aamir Mufti, who writes on the back cover, “Urdu is “the strangely homeless la In an effort to read more books bookx 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.
He is widely recognised as a leading literary figure of Pakistan. There is a very helpful glossary, though, which I wish I’d discovered earlier in the book. But it has a very strong sense of place, a great eye for detail, well-drawn characters and natural-sounding dialogue. I am also sure a lot of the cultural and literary references were inaccessible to me as an Australian English speaker and that understanding them better would have enhanced the reading experience.
As we crossed over the Ganges on the bridge, darkness fell. This novel moves through different periods of time in India and Pakistan’s history, centered around a protagonist who grows and in the second part of the book interpret the events that befall his family, his home and country.
Basti by Intizar Hussain
Thank you for your support. With all that being said, I don’t feel I got the full experience but could see there was a lot more to get out of it, and it piqued my curiosity enough for various forays on to Wikipedia whilst reading. There are several gorgeous passages: They seize on you even more.
It isn’t always the easiest hussxin follow as the story jumps around a lot in to memories and dreams, which also reference traditional Buddhist, Hindu inyizar Muslim stories and, as someone without an awareness of these stories, I think a lot of booms symbolism and meaning went over my boiks. But I loved the common man view of great events like the Partition and Partition of Bangladesh and Pakistan.
But the merciless present pushes us back again toward our history. Too complicated for me, not knowing much history of the partition of India to form Bangladesh and getting continually lost in the politics and geography. Few places I lost a train of thoughts, too philosophical at times. Want to Read saving….