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I can only speak about the English translation and it read in a clean way, i. I know who was weak. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [i want summary of this book hide spoiler ].

To ask other readers questions about Bastiplease sign up. Yet, so much resonated; Without any sense of boredom he read so many posters with the same message, and so many two-word slogans written in English on car bumpers, on car windows. This book is poignant and at times wrenching.

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Rajveer Prajapati added it Jan 05, He also received a lifetime achievement award at Lahore University Intizaar. The story of this novel is based on Pakistani History. Where each morning the city you’ve live is unrecognizable.

Love dissolves the border like chalk-pictures erased by rain. Farrell, skewers the British, but except for two characters kept in a cage, he doesn’t really personalize the native Indians.

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As other readers have previously mentioned, the main character fluctuates from present to past memories, intertwined with bussain sometimes complex – mythological and historical fragments. Intizar Hussain is a highly celebrated Urdu writer whose Jataka stories are considered to have broken new ground in modern story telling. Bastiby Intizar Husain 1 9 Oct 18, He was given the highest l Intizar Hussain was an Urdu and English language Pakistani writer of short stories, novels, poetry, columns and non-fiction.

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Sohailparvaiz marked it as to-read Nov 08, I want the reader to have an agreeable double experience: He was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz Star of Excellence. On the other hand, the best literary works do demand engagement from the reader before they will yield their flavors.

Intizar Hussain was an Urdu and English language Pakistani writer of short stories, novels, poetry, columns and non-fiction. Like other borderland literature, Basti renders lines drawn on a map as an emotional geography that blurs them. Glad to have this over so I can move on itnizar some more pleasant reading material.

In he received the Pakistani civil award Sitara-e-Imtiaz and a lifetime achievement award at the Lahore Literary Festival in September Hussain believed that two forces had risen in contemporary Pakistan: What “whens” and “whens” Bhagat-ji recalled, what “whens” and “whens” were illumined in Abba Jan’s imagination!

I truly felt how painful and excruciating the experience of Partition was for many of the books characters. Basti is a definite improvement. There is a very helpful glossary, though, which I wish I’d discovered earlier in the book.

This book is about a boy, Zahir who moves from India to Pakistan leaving his love behind. And then he dies. He writes best novels with a dreamy touch of realism with his flowing style of story writing.

Sep 02, Tony rated it liked it Shelves: That’s how it usually is. In this novel, Intizar Hussain reflects the true picture of our society and culture.

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None of them will go back there. This innovative novel has its own style–part plot, part memory, part dream, part mythology. Lists with This Book. There is also This novel follows a young man from his childhood in pre-Partition India, to his first years in Pakistan following his family’s emigration, to the tumultuous years of war and the formation of Bangladesh. His exact date of birth is not known, sources indicate that he was born on 21 Decemberor As we crossed over the Ganges on the bridge, darkness fell.


See 1 question about Basti…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This story has raised an important question about the effects of Partition in a Punjab and Bengal, as really these were the only two very large provinces to be divided in As well as the flashbacks, parts of it are in the form of letters, diary entries and dreams. We don’t hear news, only that the beloved one reads it, or that it is discussed by friends in the cafe By my own history?

I’m on the run from my own history, and catching my breath in the present. There is a good little introduction that gives some of the relevant history th This book – a little slow to get into – is excellent. The characters wait for a sign that minds and hearts may still meet.

I sincerely hope to learn Urdu and come back to this to get back what I have lost today. We left Vyaspur before dawn, but when the inyizar reached Bulandshahr it was already afternoon In short his stories, books, novels; travelogues are the best gift of his knowledge and experience.