Koozah Naye Likharion ki Kaavishon ka Intikhab Selected & introduced by Zahra Sabri This is a compilation of 40 short stories by new writers. These were selected from stories contributed by almost 650 writers for a short story writing competition arranged by Oxford University Press Pakistan. Those who took part in the competition hailed not just from Pakistan but from all countries where Urdu speakers and readers are present. There is great variety of theme in these stories, and the collection can be a useful and interesting addition in libraries for students of Urdu. Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadeed Nau Aabaadiyaati aur Pas e Nau Aabaadiyaati Ehad kay Urdu Adab kay Mutaliat Nasir Abbas Nayyar The present book follows from the author’s earlier work, in which he had written of the colonial impact on the making of the ‘new Urdu literature’ of the 19th century, focusing on the power-seeking strategies of colonial rulers and seeking to comprehend the response of Urdu writers towards these colonial strategies. In this book he examines issues related to the conceptual and formal basis of modern Urdu literature. Sindhi Adab Aik Mukhtasir Tarikh Attiya Dawood This book covers the history of Sindhi literature and the changes that have occurred in the field during the last seventy years starting with a summary of Sindhi literature before Partition. The author covers all genres of Sindhi literature including short stories, poetry, travelogues etc. The book analyses contemporary literary topics, tendencies, and trends, as well as literature influenced by political and social affairs. It thus covers not only Sindhi language and literature but also the history of Pakistani literature. Jazeera-e-Sukhanwaran Tanzia Novelette Ghulam Abbas Jazeera-e-Sukhanwaran is a popular novella by Ghulam Abbas who is considered among the front ranks of Urdu short story writers. Written in satirical and humorous language, the book creates an imaginary situation relating to the lives and art of various Urdu poets. It presents the mood and condition of the poets in our society in a unique manner. The novella was written in 1937 and was serialised in a literary magazine. First published in a book form in 1941, it has been out of print for two decades. This volume makes this important work available again to a wider readership. Patras kay Mazameen Ahmed Shah Bukhari Patras The essays in this book constitute a landmark in the evolution of humorous prose in Urdu. The individual essays contain various characters in comic situations, such as a very dull student or a henpecked husband. In contrast to the riotous and ribald Urdu prose of the 1920s, Patras developed a style that was as communicative as it was restrained. The quality that pervades the essays is a combination of humour and satire that keeps one enthralled. This edition contains the authentic and original text and has, in addition, three very rare reviews in which Patras combined the functions of literary criticism and humour.