Naulakhi Kothi

by Ali Akbar Natiq

Publisher: The Little Book Company

500 .00 RS

Ali Akbar Natiq

About Book

تقسیم ہند پر لکھے گئے بہت سے ناولوں کے برعکس نولکھی کوٹھی کی کہانی ہندو مسلم دشمنی نہیں، کچھ اور ہے۔ یہ انگریز دور کے پنجاب میں شروع ہوتی ہے اور تقسیم کے فسادات کی جھلک دکھاتی ہوئی ضیا دور تک کھنچتی چلی جاتی ہے۔ اس کا علاقہ غیر منقسم پنجاب کا وسط یعنی فیروز پور کی تحصیل جلال آباد ہے جو اب بھارت کا حصہ ہے۔ ناطق کا کہنا ہے کہ ناول کے آدھے سے زیادہ کردار حقیقی شخصیات پر مبنی ہیں۔ کچھ شخصیات اپنے اصلی نام کے ساتھ ناول میں موجود ہیں۔ ناول کو انجام تک پہنچانے کے لیے آخر میں ناطق خود بھی سامنے آجاتے ہیں۔

About Author

Ali Akbar Natiq was born at village 32-2L, in Okara District, Pakistan. In 2012, Oxford University Press, Pakistan, published his first book of short stories Qaeem Deen. Ali Akbar Natiq holds a post graduate degree from Bhaudin Zakriya University, Multan, Pakistan. His first collection of poetry "Beyaqeen Bastiyon Mein" appeared in 2010 followed by a book of short stories “Qaim Deen” published by Oxford Press in 2012. All two books has received UBL and Oxford Awards. Penguin India published the English version of the aforementioned collection of the short stories in 2014 titled “What will you give for this beauty?” In 2013 he published another book of poems “Yaqoot Ke Warq" which was translated into German. International Literary magazine Garanta also published his story “Masons Hand” in 2012. His novel was published in 2017 as “Naulakhi Kothi” which is being translated in English and is expected to be published by Penguin India and America. Some of his short stories were staged in Mumbai at Prithvi Theater. Second book of short stories named "Shah Muhammad Ka Tanga" has been published in 2017 in Urdu from Lahore. And this book already has been translated into Hindi and English in same name from Delhi in 2016 by Jagarnath Publishing, India . These days Ali Akbar Natiq is working on publishing two more books, one on poetry and other on short stories. Like his previous poetry works both of his upcoming poetry collections are being translated in Hindi, German and English by Jagarnath Publishing, India. Beside poetry and fiction Ali Akbar Natiq is also wiring a critical account on poetry of famous poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal by Uswa Publications and a book aiming at discussing the critical aspects of the art of versification. His second novel is also in the process of finalising and will be published end of 2018. He was former professor of Urdu at Uswa College Islamabad. He is currently Assistant Professor at University of Lahore, Department School of Creative Art. His novel Qaim Deen is being adapted for a film by Gurvinder Singh in France. On 16 July 2018, the American daily newspaper The New York Times published his article on the topic of democracy in Pakistan in English.