Volume 28
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An Extraordinary Translator: Tirath Ram Firozepuri (1885-1954) (with corrections made 28 Aug 2013) (original version from printed edition) (Photo)
C.M. Naim

The Fictional "Fallout" from Fort William?
Alison Safadi

Some Comments on de Tassy's Les Auteurs Hindoustanis et Leurs Ouvrages d'Apres les Biographies Originales
S. Kamal Abdali

The Authors of Hindoustani and Their Works
Garcin de Tassy (Translated by S. Kamal Abdali)

Origin and Diffusion of Hindoustani
Garcin de Tassy (Translated by S. Kamal Abdali)

Premchand and Language: On Translation, Cultural Nationalism, and Irony
Snehal Shingavi

Translation as New Aesthetic: Premchand's Translation of Shab-e Taar and European Modernism
Madhu Singh

Premchand in the German Language: Paratexts and Translations
Christina Oesterheld

Politics of Language and Cultural Representation: Premchand's "Shatranj ke Khilari" in Translation
Fatima Rizvi


The Politics of Enchantment: Remapping the Precapital in Faiz Ahmad Faiz's Postcolonial Poetry
Taimoor Shahid


The Stone with Sacred Names
Naiyer Masud / Tr. by Jane Shum & M.U. Memon

Occult Museum
Naiyer Masud / Tr. by Jane Shum & M.U. Memon

Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by Mushtaq-ur-Rasool Bilal

Qurratulain Hyder / Tr. by Syed Sarwar Hussain

A Solitary Stem
Saeed A. Naqvi Syed / Tr. by the author


Six Poems (from Festivals of Solitude)
Asif Raza / Tr. by the poet

Yours and Mine
Faiz Ahmad Faiz / Tr. by Dur E. Aziz Amna


Upper, Lower, Middle
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Green Sandals
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

The Gold Ring
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Ismat-Faroshi (Prostitution)
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Why Do People Get Drunk?
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Short Story Writer and Matters of Sex
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

I Too Have Something to Say
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

How I Write Stories
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

The Fifth Trial
Saadat Hasan Manto / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Manto and I
Mehdi Ali Siddiqi / Tr. by M.U. Memon

Muhammad Hasan Askari / Tr. by M.U. Memon


Mumbai se Pishavar Tak, Manzil ba Manzil Hamdostan (Ek Usmani Safir Ahmad Hamdi Shervani ki Zabani)
Halil Toker

Urdu ke Rasmu'l-Khat ka Mas'ala
Kamal Abdali

Qiranu's-Sa'dain men Ghalib ka Tazkira
Chaudhri Muhammad Naim

Asif Raza

Aj ki Meri Du'a
Satyapal Anand

Humaira Rahman

Muqsit Nadim

Shaukat Fahmi











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