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City of Sin and Splendour
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This anthology brings together verse and prose: essays, stories, chronicles, and profiles, by people who have shared a relationship with Lahore. From the mystical poems of Madho Lal Hussain and Bulleh Shah to Iqbal's ode and Faiz's lament, from Maclagan and Aijazuddin's historical treatises and Kipling's 'chronicles' to Samina Quraeshi's intricate portraits of the Old City and Irfan Husain's delightful account of Lahori cuisine, "City of Sin and Splendour" is a marriage of the sacred and profane. While Pran Nevile paints a vivid sketch of Lahore's Hira Mandi, Shahnaz Kureshy brings alive the legend of Anarkali and Khalid Hasan pays a tribute to the late 'melody queen' Nur Jehan. Mohsin Hamid's essay on exile, Bina Shah's account of the Karachi vs Lahore debate and Emma Duncan's piece on elections are essential to the understanding of modern-day Lahore. But, the city is also about Lahore remembered. Ved Mehta and Krishen Khanna write about 'going back' as Khushwant Singh writes about his pre-Partition years in Lahore. Sara Suleri's memories of her hometown, the landscapes of Bapsi Sidhwa's fiction, Khaled Ahmed's homage to Intezar Hussain, and Urvashi Butalia's "Ranamama" are tributes to memory as much as they are tributes to remarkable lives and unforgettable places.
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Bapsi Sidhwa is the author of four novels. The Crow Eaters (1983), The Pakistani Bride (1983) and Ice-Candy-Man (1989) explore the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 and the birth of Pakistan, while An American Brat (1994) shifts its focus to a Pakistani immigrant's experience in America. Her novels have been translated into several languages. Ice-Candy-Man was adapted to the film 1947: Earth and An American Brat to a play. Bapsi Sidhwa is the recipient of several national and international awards.

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