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Musharraf Ali Farooqi's Books

Hoshruba: The Land and the Tilism
Hoshruba (www.hoshruba.com), the longest magical epic ever written, will commence publication in Spring 2009. It is the first of a projected twenty-four volume translation of the eight thousand page Urdu language fantasy work.  The classic, unknown to western literature, was compiled from oral storytelling traditions by two of Urdu language’s greatest prose writers, Muhammad Husain...
Here is the first unabridged English translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramic tale of magic and passion, a classic hero’s odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many women, and converts hundreds of infidels to the True Faith before...
The Story of a Widow
After the death of her husband Akbar Ahmad, Mona finds herself settling ambivalently into a new life. But the calm rhythm of her days–gardening, cooking, time with her neighbours and family in Karachi–is upset by the appearance of Salamat Ali, the new tenant in her friend Mrs. Baig’s house. Vivacious, friendly, and at times almost impertinent, Salamat Ali is both a breath of fresh...