Manto was a madman in the grip of the pen which he could not put down, which made all his demons come out. It is to his credit that he was living in a time and society which was less judgmental than the Indo-Pak reality of today, where his fanciful imagination could run riot and […] The post Manto: The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes was published in 1984. The book is hard to categorise in any one genre. Ostensibly a novel, it combines the elements of memoir, biography, essay and literary criticism, to name a few. The narrator of the book, Geoffrey Braithwaite, is a retired doctor who is obsessed with the past and […] The post <em>Flaubert’s Parrot</em> And The Problem Of Faith appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.