A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

Gul Gulshan Gulfam is the story of a man, his houseboats and the siege of Kashmir When my first novel Sheen Ta Vatapod (Snow and the Bridle Path) was published in 1987, many of my friends and associates were skeptical, for how could I, who had dedicated my life to theatre and spent much of… Continue reading A classic from Kashmir: Pran Kishore’s ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’

Short Story: ‘The Transistor’ by Shahnaz Bashir

An exclusive excerpt from Shahnaz Bashir's Scattered Souls, published by HarperCollins. Set in Kashmir, it's a story of a man whose transistor triggers paranoia in his neighbourhood. The Transistor Ignorance and impetuosity are inseparable twins as are rumours and misunderstandings—all fused at their heads. With each bullet pumped into him, all his great memories of loyalty to the… Continue reading Short Story: ‘The Transistor’ by Shahnaz Bashir