The novel Rohzin, or The Melancholy of the Soul, by Rahman Abbas, features Mumbai (previously Bombay) as the protagonist where its geography, history and folklore trickle into the characters’ lives and imaginings. The book, comprising eight chapters, is a true feast for the mind and soul. In Urdu, Abbas attempts to echo ‘Rohzin’ to signify […] The post Defying Boundaries With <em>Rohzin</em> appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
The first line of Mohsin Hamid’s latest novel The Last White Man foretells a dystopian universe and, in a way, exemplifies his approach to writing. He creatively takes up contemporary issues – then deliberately subverts time, location and space in a way that makes them a universal experience. “One morning, Anders, a white man, woke […] The post The Last White Man And What It Means To Be Brown appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Ambassador Dinkar Srivastava is an Indian career diplomat with a long involvement in representing the Indian point of view and interests on Kashmir in the United Nations and other forums. His book looks in detail at the Pakistani Kashmir: its history, politics and overall evolution. The most impressive feature of the book is that it […] The post Not Easily Forgotten: Reading An Indian Diplomat’s View Of Kashmir appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.