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    Please can you recommend some Urdu/English books to read...

    ..adaab arz hai

    I would appreciate a list of Urdu books on the following topics/areas

    1. Urdu shaeeri ki aik kitaab
    2. aik roomaanvi novel.
    3. aik taareekhi novel.
    4. afsaanoN ki kitaab
    5. aik tanz o mazaaHiyya kitaab

    And English mein

    1. a good novel
    2. a non-fiction book...

    iss tareeqay se main apni reading range baRhaana chaahita hooN [I can do the same for others too )

    #2
    Rumaani novel
    Shermeeli...by Razia but or salma kanwal

    mulla nasurdin ke latifay....by mulla ji baqalm khud

    Right now yahi zeHn meiN heiN

    Oh haaN...long time ago i read this novel by Zaka-ur-rab-rubaab..."Tujh bin teri bina roye"....Sighz Sighz Sighz....asif bhai aap ru ru ke pagal ho jayeiN ge dil mazboot hei tou paRhiye ga

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      #3
      [QUOTE]Originally posted by Asif:
      [B]..adaab arz hai

      I would appreciate a list of Urdu books on the following topics/areas

      1. Urdu shaeeri ki aik kitaab
      ahmad faraz, tanha tanha
      mahmood ghaznavi, khwabon ki dehleez.

      2.aik tanz o mazaaHiyya kitaab
      Urdu ki aakhri Kitab- Ibne INsha


      English

      1. a good novel

      Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams.

      2. a non-fiction book...

      Zen and the art of motorcycle maintainance.
      Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. Richard Bach
      Illusions. Richard Bach


      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Fraudz:
        English

        1. a good novel

        Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams.
        [/B]
        Ditto.

        Whatever you read, don't miss Bano Qudsia's Raja Gidh. A must read.

        For non-fiction, Steven Hawkin's A brief History of time.

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          #5
          Roman

          42!!!
          The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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            #6
            Fraudia,

            Trust me, I am half through asking the right question! Just need couple of more galaxial years!

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              #7
              Sorry...Shermeeli is by Bushra Rehman

              On a serious note Asif....aap samandar ko koozay meiN band kerne ko keh rahe ho....its really hard to pick just one book and say ...here is the best book ...go read it

              but these guys recommended excellent books
              Seagull is a must read...infact it is a kinda book u wanna read again and again...and good thing is its very short....u'll read it in an hour or so....
              I haven't read illusions yet...but just ordered it

              And Raja Gidh.....excellent Novel....i wish ke some one translate it in english so the whole world can enjoy it....

              Another Urdu book i'll recommend is "Ali'Poor ka Ailee" by Mufti Sahib.....Es book ko Urdu ka guru garanth saab kehtay heiN....and insha ji said ...ke es book ko aisay hi paRhna chaiay jesay hammaray sikh bhai "Garanth saab" paRhtay heiN....Choki pe rakh ke morchhal ke neechay beth ke

              "Udaas nasleiN" by Abdullah hussain....but if u have read "War N Peace" then don't bother...

              My personal fav...."Parinday" by TaRaR sahib.....must read.....

              Angraizi....hmmm

              Candide by voltaire!!!!
              Dream Play by strindberg...(i really really luv this one)

              Tanzo'mizzah....hmmmm....forget all those baRay BaRay mashoor writers like yousfi , col. khan and insha ji ...read Maj.Ishfaq's
              "Gentleman bismillah", "Gentleman Alhamdulillah", and third is i guess "Gentleman Mashallah"...(i haven't read the third one:-()

              ok enuff for now....Ab poora mahina araam se betho...paRho paRho aur sirf paRho

              Happy Reading
              Ciao

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                #8
                naiko

                know any places I can get my hands on the "gentlemen" books. The clowns here at the desi store have a limited selection.

                Or I will have to wait until someone is coming from Pakistan. I know Azkar's wifey is in Pak, maybe I can get him to get her to get them for me..such a long process.

                as far as enlgish books go. I would recommend the entire foundation series by asimov and Rama series by clark.

                moi sci fi fan.
                The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                  #9
                  I would recommend that you read Rama .. but don't read any further..

                  it gets worse.. but most probably you will jus because you wan' to find out what happens next... my advice DONT..

                  i wanted to break something after i read the third and fourth

                  AHHHH

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                    #10
                    Black Zero I agree, only read it to find out what happens in the end, the dewd had an amazing concept, too good but wanted to put a closure on it too soon and thus killed the latter books.

                    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                      #11
                      Fraud Bhai.....i just checked it for u...sang-e-meel has both books
                      Go to www.sang-e-meel.com
                      but they don't accept credit cards yet...so u have to send them a check and they'll mail u the books....

                      PS. they do have an excellent collection of books....

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                        #12
                        Oh haaN Asif don't miss "Metamorphosis" by Kafka......

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                          #13
                          The book which I will recommand is
                          "RAJA GIDH".If you believe in thought provoking book then I will say that "RAJA GIDH" is the book of next century.
                          For poetry I will suggest Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
                          For humor I will tell any book by Mushtaq Yousafi.
                          For romantic novel I will give you the name of Rahim Gul's "Tun Tarara".
                          For travel stories everybody's favorite Mustanser Hussain Tarar.
                          I don,t read historic novels.I like to read
                          history.So sorry about that.
                          And for afsana I will send you to Munshi Prem
                          Chand and especially his book "HUM PAGAL HAIN".

                          ------------------
                          THIS IS
                          GUPORA


                          [This message has been edited by GUPORA (edited March 31, 2000).]

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                            #14
                            Thankoo everyone for all those suggestions
                            Special thanx for Naikoo

                            I started reading Yousufi's Zargazisht for tanz o mizaaH but couldn't finish it...it started well and then...god, who wants to read about his adventures in banking?!! (he does have a wonderful stlye of writing though==the section on the adaab of eating kebabs in Delhi was brilliant!! and I love his constant interjections of Ghalib et al.)
                            Perhaps I will try his other books...

                            Ahmad Faraz --he is one of my fave .

                            Hitchhiker's guide--not my style of SF! (I like REAL SF)

                            Razia BuTT --read a few of her books. v. good Sharmeeli I haven't yet read...will do so

                            ..I tried to find Raja Gidh in the lib. but it was not there...(the local libaray does urdu books too )...WILL insha Allah read it...

                            started the english transl. of udaas naslein by abdullah hussain himself..didn't finish it..might read the urdu instead...

                            Brief History of Time --read. okay.

                            (Note: You should read "Surely, Your're Joking Mr. Feynman!" by R. Feynman, Nobel physicist --THAT is awesome )

                            ...

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                              #15
                              Asif,
                              Can't suggest any urdu (have only read translations, and Romanized urdu shairi (can't read urdu )

                              As far as english go, here's some of my favorites (by author):
                              Hemingway
                              -For Whom the bell Tolls
                              -Farewell to Arms

                              Steinback
                              -The winter of our discontent
                              -The moon is down

                              Hugo
                              -Les Miserables

                              Austen
                              -Pride & Prejudice

                              Ayn Rand
                              -The Fountainhead
                              -Atlas shrugged

                              Dumas
                              -The viconte de Bragleaone
                              -the Count of Monte Cristo

                              jeffery Archer
                              -Kane & Abel
                              -As the Crow Flies

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