Book launch: ‘New Urdu Writings from India and Pakistan’


Thirty translated stories from contemporary Indian and Pakistani Urdu writers that are based on human dilemmas have been compiled in a new book “New Urdu Writings from India and Pakistan”.

The anthology, edited by author and writer Rakhshanda Jalil, was launched in New Delhi on Monday by writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Published by Tranquebar, the collection comprises 15 short stories each from Indian and Pakistani authors.

Jalil, the author of “Invisible City: The Hidden Monuments of Delhi“, at the outset clarified that while short-listing stories for this book, she was looking for “commonalities” that bind together people from both sides of the border.

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