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  • By Osman Khan
    Nov 21, 2011
    Prof Omer Tarin has been very well known to students and scholars of literature, in Pakistan, as a poet of great merits-- but now that I am privileged to read some of the stories in this little collection (am still reading the book) I find he has a rich and beautiful fictional style too, with a great deal to say. These few stories make us laugh, cry and think and are truly inspirational! : ) Its a very reasonably priced, book too, and I would urge you to also go and get it and read and enjoy. Would probably make a good Xmas present for your dear ones, and its also available at a number of other online sites and can be ordered via your favourite retail bookstore too. Happy Reading !
  • By Waiz J Zaman
    Nov 21, 2011
    Omer Tarin needs little introduction, as one of Pakistan (South Asia)'s finest poets writing at this time, and as a research scholar and writer of considerable worth. His collections of poetry, "A Sad Piper" (1994; 1995 rep), "The Anvil of Dreams" (1995), "Burnt Offerings" (1996; 1999), "The Harvest Season of Love Songs" (1997; 2000) and "Riverbeds Flowing" (2003) were all received with much acclaim and widely reviewed in South Asia and other parts of the world. His creative work is marked by tremendous lyrical zest and vital imagery, and deep metaphysical insight. Now, in this first little collection of short stories, he brings something of this verve and elan from his poetry to the task of creating fiction. The small volume contains some 9 or 10 selected little stories, each a gem in itself and each reflecting some aspect(s) of the other of traditional South Asian/Pakistani society, and offering us fresh and beautiful insights into a... More > 'hidden' world that is generally not so clearly perceived or so lovingly depicted. At times, a touch of humour or gentle irony also brings alive some particular facets of the lives and society Tarin chooses to bring before us. For those of us who today only believe or view Pakistan- or the South Asian region as a whole-- as merely 'trouble spots' or 'danger zones', due to the limited and narrow range of current media and the typical fictional writings that are bent only on reviling these societies, this particular book will come as a true surprise. I shall not dwell on the individual works/stories here, such as 'Charan Das', or 'The Honey-Seller's Madness" or "My School Master", and others; and I leave each reader to discover them and enjoy the for themselves-- but I would certainly, and very strongly recommend this little volume to all serious readers of good literature. It is an outstanding work.< Less
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November 21, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.24 lbs.
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6 wide x 9 tall
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