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Terrorism, Pakistan and children`s literature

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Terrorism, Pakistan and children`s literature       Rauf Parekh   If we want a terror-free Pakistan, we will have to make our children understand, in the words of Watase, how valuable life is and how beautiful love is.  _White star Muku Hatoju loved human beings like he loved his own life. But when the

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Ibn-i-Safi makes a resounding return

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Ibn-i-Safi makes a resounding return   Rauf Parekh   JUST before the fall of Dhaka, Muhammad Badar Muneer, an Urdu writer and journalist, would go to a Dhaka hospital and read out novels to a 90-year-old ailing Bengali woman. The novels were in Urdu and were written by Ibn-i-Safi. After the fall of Dhaka, when

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The centennial of Haali and Shibli

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2014: the centennial of Haali and Shibli     Rauf Parekh     ONE of the positive trends that Urdu’s literary circles have revived lately is to commemorate the centennials of the writers and poets of Urdu who have left their marks. In the same vein, we witnessed a flurry of centenary commemorations for Saadat

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On the fall and decline of nations

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Literary Notes: Agha Iftikhar Hussain on the fall and decline of nations   Rauf Parekh   “AN interesting thing that I noted while studying the decline of the Roman Empire is that the people of the Roman Empire had little interest in knowledge and sciences, especially during the period leading to their decline,” wrote Dr

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Public libraries, e-lending, eating out and rasgullas

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Public libraries, e-lending, eating out and rasgullas   Rauf Parekh   COLONEL Muhammad Khan, one of Urdu’s celebrated 20th century humorists, once wrote that when a librarian complained that the number of visitors to the library was dismal and rarely did a book get issued, he suggested that to lure the readers a rasgulla (sweetmeat

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World Book Day, great libraries and Pakistan

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Literary notes: World Book Day, great libraries and Pakistan Rauf Parekh It is often argued that in this age of technology, reading habits are going through a change and more and more people read either online or prefer e-books. Some believe that e-books will soon make printed books disappear as the sale of printed books

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