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Shashi Deshpande: The breaking of silence

July 11th 2016

FARAH AHAMED examines the feminist roots of Shashi Deshpande’s short stories: ‘What we want to reach at finally is the telling, the breaking of silence.’

Reading Saadat Hassan Manto in an Age of Dislocation

June 8th 2016

FARAH AHAMED considers the life and work of Saadat Hassan Manto: ‘His characters are not defined by the way they look, but by what they are doing in the present moment. His descriptions are not sensory observations but rather unsentimentally observed settings for particular events.’

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