Historically, Afghanistan, and its cities Kabul and Peshawar, were central in the Mughal imagination as the space where the idea of Hindustan took shape.
A face may launch a thousand ships but the very woman with the face has a passive presence in literature.
The Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) is organising the launch of the book “In A Land Far From Home” by Syed Mujtaba Ali [Translation of “Deshe Bideshe” by Nazes Afroz] at 6pm today (May 4), at its Gulshan premises.
Most people, including his close associates, don't see Syed Mujtaba Ali as a rebel. He had all the traits of a regular guy: a family, love for his siblings, dedication to parents, and commitment to one's roots.