Posts tagged with ‘Intizar Husain’

Basti by Intizar Husain

This is a Pakistani novel from 1979, set during Bangladesh’s war of independence from Pakistan, but with lots of flashbacks — to a pre-Partition life in India, to Partition and the migration to Pakistan — and dreams going further back still, to India’s First War of Independence.* The earliest scenes of pre-Partition India are seen, through a child’s eyes, as […]