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The Chronicle - Hardback

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In The Chronicle, Ikhlaq arrives in Pakistan to move residences several times before he, his mother and his wife decide to build a house. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous years of Zia ul-Haq’s rule, the building of Ikhlaq’s house introduces the reader to an irreverent, dramatic chain of events, interspersed closely with Ikhlaq’s reading of the tazkirah—a precious, enduring family history written by Ikhlaq’s ancestors—which he brings to Pakistan. Moving, larger than life and darkly comedic, The Chronicle is an abiding tale of Ikhlaq’s ever-changing life and the document which contains his family’s long history going back to Persia, which inspires him to begin to write a contemporary chapter of his own. About the AuthorIntizar Husain was a Pakistani writer of Urdu novels, short ..

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Sold By Prakash Books
Author Intizar Husain
ISBN-13 9780670093502
Edition 1st Edition
Format Hardcover
Language English
Pages 304 Pages
Publication Date 2019-11-01
Publication Year 2019

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In The Chronicle, Ikhlaq arrives in Pakistan to move residences several times before he, his mother and his wife decide to build a house. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous years of Zia ul-Haq’s rule, the building of Ikhlaq’s house introduces the reader to an irreverent, dramatic chain of events, interspersed closely with Ikhlaq’s reading of the tazkirah—a precious, enduring family history written by Ikhlaq’s ancestors—which he brings to Pakistan. Moving, larger than life and darkly comedic, The Chronicle is an abiding tale of Ikhlaq’s ever-changing life and the document which contains his family’s long history going back to Persia, which inspires him to begin to write a contemporary chapter of his own.

About the Author
Intizar Husain was a Pakistani writer of Urdu novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction. He is widely recognized as a leading literary figure of Pakistan. The Indian Express termed him the ‘best-known Pakistani writer in the world’ after Manto.

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