The Chronicle - HardbackIn 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.