Category: Novel abstracts

Born To Be Hanged (Book Excerpt) by Syeda Hameed

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto held the reins of the country from 1971 to 1977. He was overthrown in 1977 by his Chief of Army Staff, General Zia-ul-Haq and executed in 1979. Zia-ul-Haq ruled over Pakistan for eleven…

Do We Not Bleed? (Book Excerpt) by Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar, a freelance columnist, is the former op-ed editor of Daily Times, a leading English daily. Tarar has one son, Musa, eighteen, whom she considers her inspiration for everything she does. She lives in Lahore. Do We Not Bleed?…

Home At Last (Book Excerpt) by Sarda Chiruvolu

Sarada Chiruvolu left a pharmaceutical career to pursue a spiritual calling. She set out on a unique journey that has taken her toward attaining realization of Self or Enlightenment through many years of deep meditation. She continues to lead a normal…

Biswin Sadi (Book Excerpt) by Jamil Urfi

In this memoir, the author recounts his experiences of growing up in Delhi during a period of ‘Biswin Sadi’— the 20th century, when it felt like a new age had just begun, although it’s already mid-century. Living in a suburb…

Before You Start Up (Book Excerpt) by Pankaj Goel

As Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, once said about start-ups, “You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down”. An excellent addition to the world of start-up literature, Before you Start Up is intended…

50 Cups of Coffee (Book Excerpt) by Khushnuma Daruwala

After exciting childhood dreams that vacillated between astronomy, zoo keeping and diving with great white sharks, Khushnuma eventually settled for something a tad tamer-advertising. Six years ago, while on a sabbatical, she rediscovered her love for writing something more than…

Behold, I Shine (Book Excerpt) by Freny Manecksha

Freny Manecksha is an independent journalist, published in Himal Southasian and The Times of India: Crest Edition, among other publications, who has reported extensively from Kashmir, covering human rights and development issues. She has also worked with The Times of…

Assassins (Book Excerpt) by Mukul Deva

Mukul Deva completed his education from La Martiniere College, Lucknow, the National Defence Academy, Pune, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun. Mukul was commissioned in the SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY of the Indian Army in 1981. After retirement, he opened the…