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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Travelling On

Qurratulain Hyder died earlier today. A brief, recent assessment of her most notable book, Aag Ka Dariya, is here. (The TLS has been quoted as saying that the novel is "to Urdu fiction what One Hundred Years of Solitude is to Hispanic literature".) And here's a biography and an audio clip of Hyder reading from her work.


  • To tell the truth, I thought she had died years ago. I loved Aag Ka Dariya. Picked it up in translation from Seagull in Cal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:33 PM  

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