A Goodbye Note from the Editors

As the New Year approaches, we take your leave and hope that Writers Asylum provided you with a platform to express yourself through words.  We ...

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Bluebeard’s Daughter by Louis Couperus

This story is about Bluebeard’s daughter from his first wife and she is considered an outcast being Bluebeard’s daughter.  Bluebeard had a reputation of killing ...

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A Strangeness in My Mind By Orhan Pamuk

A Strangeness in My Mind By Orhan Pamuk

“A feeling that I was not for that hour, Nor for that place.”   Orhan Pamuk’s ninth book uses Mevlut , a street vendor’s narrative ...

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Changing Trends In Urdu Literarture

Changing Trends In Urdu Literarture

We bring to you a list of five books written originally in Urdu ( except one) and translated to English which encapsulates the changing trends ...

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Intizar Husain’s The Seventh Door

This short story was translated by Javaid Qazi. It represents the formalist era of writing in Urdu fiction. The narrative is written in the first ...

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Sunehra Sarp/ Golden snake by Jaishankar Prasad

Sunehra Sarp/ Golden snake by Jaishankar Prasad

About the author- He was one of the most famous figures in modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre. He promulgated ‘Chhayavad’ a literary trend in ...

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Ack Thoo! / Aakh Thoo by Premnath ‘Dar’

Ack Thoo! / Aakh Thoo by Premnath ‘Dar’

About the author- Premnath ‘Dar’ was a short story Urdu writer from Kashmir.  His writings are seen as progressive writings of mid twentieth century.  The ...

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July – A Month of Poetry

July – A Month of Poetry

  Poetry has always touched hearts be it in any language or in any form. Be it as long as epic poems like The Illiad ...

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The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud

“The murderer got famous, and his story’s too well written for me to get any ideas about imitating him. He wrote in his own language. ...

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The Letter by Dhumaketu

The letter is a short story by Dhumaketu ( 1892- 1965) who was a well-known Gujrati short story writer of his generation.  It introduces us ...

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