Set in London with revolution and counter-revolution as backdrop, The Secret Agent introduces the reader to a ruthless world of espionage and counter-espionage. Laymen, pawns in the big game, are the true victims. Conrad’s own personal experiences enrich the story with an intense emotional appeal. ISBN: 8171674909 Publisher: RUPA & CO
This is the first full length study of the life and works of Manto to appear in the forty years since his death. Considering that he was amongst the foremost of the Urdu short story writers associated with the progressive writers movement as well as a powerful influence on the current generation of Urdu writers, it w4s time to remedy this literary vacuum.
Black Beauty is an autobiography of high-bred horse. The novel begins with the time when the horse was a care-free colt, Loved and taken care by a gentle family. However, the circumstances change and the Black beauty is passed on from one owner to another. On his journey, he witnesses hardships and comfort, hatred and love, cruelty and kindness. But will the beautiful horse find a happy and lasting home? Or will he continue to suffer at the hands of fate? Through Black Beauty, Sewell has explored themes of love, friendship and animal cruelty. Even 140 years after its publication, the novel is revered by millions of readers.
Taufiq Rafat is acknowledged as the finest Pakistani poet writing in English. He was born in Sialkot in 1927. Educated in Derra Dun, Aligarh and Lahore, he has been writing English verse for the past 45 years. His work has featured in three Oxford University Press collections of Pakistani English poetry, First Voices (1964), Pieces of Eight (1970), Wordfall (1976) and has been anthologised widely abroad in such publications as Poems of the Commonwealth, and Mentor’s Modem Asian Literature. His poems have been set in second-ary schools and College English courses in Africa, Australia and the United States, as well as in the intermediate English syllabi in the Punjab and Sind Universities in Pakistan.
His recent books include English verse renditions of the celebrated Punjabi poets Bulleh Shah and Qadir Yar’s Puran Bhagat; both volumes have received acclaim at home and abroad. He is now work-ing on a fourth book Lullabies of the Punjab, and is also in the pro-cess of writing his first novel in English.
This book brings us to 1978, and will be followed in due course by another volume called: Half Moon Poems 1979 — 1984.