Saturday 1st Aug & Sunday 2nd Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
Join us at T2F as Fawad Khan, Nazr-ul-Hasan and Syed Meesum Naqvi present excerpts from Tilism-e-Hoshruba and Aab-e-Gum.
Tilism-e-Hoshruba, the world’s longest magical fantasy, was compiled in the Urdu language by two of its greatest prose writers, Muhammad Hussain Jah and Ahmed Hussain Qamar. Spread over eight thousand pages, filled with dazzling illusions and occult realms inhabited by powerful sorceresses and diabolic monsters, it reached the summits of popularity and acclaim in Urdu literature.
Haveli from Aab-e-Gum by Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi
Ibn-e-Insha, himself an Urdu satirist and humorist, wrote about Yusufi: “… if ever we could give a name to the literary humour of our time, then the only name that comes to mind is that of Yusufi.”
Aab-e-Gum, considered a masterpiece of humourous writing in Urdu, is the story of individuals for whom the present or future holds no attraction; they live in their past. It’s the tragic story of people who have not been able to come to terms with the changing geo-social environment. It also carries with it a unique experience of the Partition. A story that is at once both tragic and funny.