June 19, 2021

Mir Ali Raza

  • Dreams Do Not Die
    Dreams Do Not Die

    khwaab marte nahiiN... Faraz is gone. And this may be a good time to salute that gang of Pakistani...

  • Dream And Nightmare
    Dream And Nightmare

    The second piece in our irregular series on progressive Urdu poets looks at Urdu poetry's flirtation with...

  • What If The Satanic Verses Had Not Been Banned?
    What If The Satanic Verses Had Not Been Banned?

    For one, Ayatollah Khomeini would probably never have seen a televised protest which prompted him to issue...

  • The Poetry Of 'No'
    The Poetry Of 'No'

    Beginning a new series on progressive Urdu poets with this appreciation - Sahir Ludhianvi's Aesthetic...

  • Light Unto Darkness
    Light Unto Darkness

    In objecting to 'Meenaxi', the Islamists have denied Husain interpretive latitude

  • Not Just Cricket
    Not Just Cricket

    "What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?" So asked CLR James in 1963. Yet again, in this World...

  • No! My Fatwa Of Dissent
    No! My Fatwa Of Dissent

    The Holy Book cautions the believers that when faced with multiple interpretations they must use their own...

  • The Fatwa Of
    The Fatwa Of "No"

    It is certainly possible for all Muslims to issue their own fatwa. To Imam Bukhari and his recommendation...

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