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Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Contributor

Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Musharraf Ali Farooqi is an author, novelist and translator. His novel Between Clay and Dust was a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012. His earlier novel The Story of a Widow was longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award. His children's fiction includes the picture book The Cobbler's Holiday Or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes, the novel Tik-Tik, The Master of Time, the collection The Amazing Moustaches of Moochhander the Iron Man and Other Stories and the YA novel Rabbit Rap. He is the author of the critically acclaimed translations of Urdu classics, The Adventures of Amir Hamza, and the first book of a projected 24-volume magical fantasy epic, Hoshruba. He writes a monthly column MICROTALK on the myths and folktales of South Asia

Articles by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

The Great Lord Pabori
By Anonymous
One day a jackal in search of food entered a town. From one direction he heard the cluck-cluck of chicken. He headed toward the sound under the cover of night, taking care not to attract the notice of…
Translated from Sindhi by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
The Stork and the She-Stork
By Anonymous
In a tamarisk tree beside a lake a stork and a she-stork made a nest and had babies. Early every morning both of them flew out in search of food to feed their chicks.One day, while flying, they sighted…
Translated from Sindhi by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
The Two Sparrows
By Anonymous
There was a sparrow. And there was a male sparrow. The sparrow brought home a grain of rice.The male sparrow brought one of mung. Together the two of them made khichri.Then the sparrow went outdoors to…
Translated from Sindhi by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
The Folktales of Sindh: An Introduction
By Musharraf Ali Farooqi
The Folklore and Literature Project, the forty-two-volume Sindhi folklore collection compiled by the scholar, philologist, and folklorist Nabi Bakhsh Khan Baloch (1917–2011) and published by the…
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