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    Study Of English Literature In Pakistan

  • 2nd Test: Pakistan maintain stronghold despite English resistance

    DUBAI: Pakistan grabbed three key wickets including the key scalp of Alastair Cook to sense victory in the second Test against England after Younis Khan smashed a century in Dubai on Sunday...

    Pakistan will need another seven wickets to force a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Younis's brilliant 118 helped them set a daunting 491-run target for England...

  • Literature from around the world

    A few days later, on National Book Day, which was marked at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, it was Charge D’Affaires Joao Paulo Sabido Costa’s turn to present Portuguese poetry – translated into Urdu – to Pakistan...

    At another session, Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen was celebrated with readings in English followed by Edvard Grieg’s music to ‘Peer Gynt’...

  • Children’s Literature Festival at Gulshan-i-Ravi

    LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed on Tuesday conducted a story-telling session at the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) in the Gulshan-i-Ravi Moon Market ground...

    Earlier, the students were given an option to select from a variety of books and magazines in Urdu and English languages displayed there and read out any excerpt or poem...

  • Second Sindh Literature Festival opens

    KARACHI: The second Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) started on Friday at a local hotel as a folk orchestra played traditional Sindhi tunes while the ribbon was cut by some prominent guests to formally inaugurate the event...

    The organisers said they had planned to hold the SLF once in a year which would basically champion Sindh’s culture and celebrate its literature chiefly in Sindhi language, but other languages, including Urdu,...

  • Harassment, rape allegations against notable cultural icon rattle Nobel literature academy

    The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been rattled by a sex scandal as several members, their wives and daughters accused an influential person with close ties to the prestigious institution of assault...

    Married to a writer with “close links to the Swedish Academy”, the man runs a cultural club showcasing exhibitions, readings and performances by both the cultural elite and hopefuls, including Nobel...

  • COLUMN: WHAT IS ‘WORLD LITERATURE’ ANYWAY?

    I have been exploring Goethe’s concept of ‘world literature’ for a while...

    Does something qualify as world literature if it authentically represents a place unfamiliar to us? Does such authenticity have to rely on prevalent tropes in order to find a wide audience? Does world literature signify newness or standardisation, or some combination thereof? To the extent that it is authentic, can it be translated?By looking at some of the...

  • British writer Ishiguro bags literature Nobel

    STOCKHOLM: Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of The Remains of the Day, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for a run of “exquisite” novels that the Swedish Academy said mixed Franz Kafka with Jane Austen...

    1m) prize marks a return to a more mainstream interpretation of literature a year after it went to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan...

  • Bangladesh’s partition literature

    Perhaps the earliest fictional treatment of Partition by a Bangladeshi writer was the short story ‘The Escape’ written in English by Syed Waliullah (1922-1971) and included in the Pakistan PEN Miscellany (1950)...

    The conflicts that led to partition give way to other conflicts, between West and East Pakistan, while the inherent class conflicts continue to impact on people’s lives...

  • Three-day celebration of culture, art and literature draws to a close

    ISLAMABAD: The 3rd Islamabad Literature Festival drew to a close with speeches by founders of the Karachi and Islamabad literature festivals, Ameena Saiyid and Asif Farrukhi, and two key note addresses...

    ”Ameena also thanked Pran Nevile for travelling from India to Pakistan saying that if she could, she would present Nevile with the key to the city of Lahore...

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