Two teenagers, a Greek
Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both
call home. The taverna is the only place that Kostas and Defne can meet
in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands
of garlic and chilli peppers, creeping honeysuckle, a..
From one of Turkey’s most acclaimed and outspoken writers, a novel about the tangled histories of two families.In
her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her
country’s violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey
and the United States. At its center is the “b..
Witness to Blunder is
Colonel (retd) Ashfaq Hussain's account of the Kargil war, but it goes
farther than merely dissecting the Kargil crisis. Published in September
2008, it coincides with the passing of a decade since the military
operation was initiated on snow-tipped mountains in the win..
Revive Your Heart
is a call for spiritual renewal and an invitation to have a
conversation with one of the world’s most recognizable voices on Islam,
Nouman Ali Khan.This collection of essays is disarmingly
simple, yet it challenges us to change. To revise our actions, our
assumptions and ..
bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of
families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of
twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a
midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, whe..
Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four
is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory
becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist
George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic
world and one poor..
Islam has been one of
the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history.
Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim
polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples
that ultimately stretched from southern France to East Af..
"Compulsions of Power" By Col. Ashfaq Hussain.Biography of General Mirza Aslam Beg, Former Chief of Army Staff.It is not the biography of an individual only, but encompasses many important events of our national life and lays bare many facts of national and international issues, shrouded in mystery ..
it comes to morality and ethics, people are used to thinking in terms
of black and white. Conversely, "The 48 Laws of Power" deals primarily
with the gray areas. At the risk of sounding melodramatic and trite, I
say that most of the Laws covered in this book can be used for great
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the pos..
The acclaimed author of The Wasted Vigil now
gives us a searing, exquisitely written novel set in Pakistan and
Afghanistan in the months following 9/11: a story of war, of one
family’s losses, and of the simplest, most enduring human impulses.
Jeo and Mikal are foster brothers from a small t..
fourteen-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find in her
mailbox two notes, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where
does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie
becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows ..
India Wins Freedom is
an enlightened account of the partition from the author, Maulana Azad’s
perspective. It includes his personal experiences when India became
independent, and his ideas on freedom and liberty.The book takes
the form of an autobiographical narrative and goes over the happe..
Armed only with the
invincible innocence of children, they fashion a childhood for
themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family—their lonely,
lovely mother, Ammu (who loves by night the man her children love by
day), their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her
Selected Poetry of Kishwar Naheed” is a book comprising of Kishwar’s poetic work. Covering diverse and unique themes Kishwar does a good job of presenting life, not only the life from different angles. From religious poems to love poems, she has not neglected any theme and not did she write about th..
Part travelogue, part autobiography, "The Road to
Mecca" is the compelling story of a Western journalist and adventurer
who converted to Islam in the early twentieth century. A spiritual and
literary counterpart of Wilfred Thesiger and a contemporary of T. E.
Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), M..
Are you longing to experience a more intimate and loving relationship with the Divine? Secrets of Divine Love
draws upon spiritual secrets of the Qur'an, ancient mystical poetry,
and stories from the world's greatest prophets and spiritual masters to
help you reignite your faith, overcome your..
منٹو کے صد سالہ جشنِ ولادت کے موقع پر اس بات کی شدت سے ضرورت ہے کہ ان کی تحریروں کا ایسا مجموعہ تیار کیا جائے جو اردو اور انگریزی دونوں زبانوں میں ہوتا کہ منٹو کے خیالات تک زیادہ لوگوں کو رسائی حاصل ہو سکے۔ اس مجموعے کو چار حصوں میں تقسیم کیا گیا ہے۔ پہلے حصے میں منٹو کی خود نوشت تحریریں ہیں، دوسرے ..
people think about death and what lies beyond it. We plan our lives in
this world without realizing that our existence here is only temporary.
Our aims, desires and sentiments are influenced by the thought that the
life of the present world is final. In this book, the author urges the
Born into one of
Pakistan's most influential families, Tehmina Durrani was raised in the
privileged milieu of Lahore high society. Like all women of her rank,
she was expected to marry a prosperous Muslim from a respectable family,
bear him many children and lead a sheltered life of leisure...
enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This
story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul-stirring wisdom, is
about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his
homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasur..
About the Book:Struggling artist Zaheer has always been captivated by the smiles of children. Then, one day, the afflicted children of the world begin to visit him in dreams and visions, trying to warn him about a calamity looming on the horizon. Worried that he is losing his sanity, Zaheer neverthe..
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930) is
Muhammad Iqbal's major philosophic work: a series of profound
reflections on the perennial conflict among science, religion, and
philosophy, culminating in new visions of the unity of human knowledge,
of the human spirit, and of God...
Three Travelers to India.and A Monograph on Silk Fabrics, Life and Laour of the People of India 1907, India and Europe the English translation and commentary of the Quran, Abdullah Yusuf Ali wrote a great deal on diverse subjects. But in his longer and more substantial works he was p..
Abdullah Yusuf Ali was one of the greatest intellectuals, men of learning and erudition, scholars and public figures of modern Muslim India. The book is a collection of his articles and reviews. A wide array of topics is covered which includes subjects like German literature, Islamic art, agricultur..
Abdullah Yusuf Ali as an orator was extremely popular in England and India. He spoke on a wide range of subjects, which only was a reflection of his vast knowledge about politics, education, culture, other religions, world affairs and literature. As Aziz writes, his earliest lectures in London drew ..
Alys Faiz is known to most people in this country as the wife of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Few even among the English-reading public are aware that she has her own title to fame, that she is a writer and poet of profound sensibility herself. Much like her distinguished husband, she has been content with writ..
In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known ..
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How
did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our
foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did
we come to believe in gods, nations and hum..
Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography
of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one.
Exhumed from dust, Manto’s unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it
real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib converse,