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Ghantian (Urdu)
  • Ali Khan, Washburn University

The Bells are stories of relationships. Written in complex metaphorical and hidden language, each story traces the origin of a unique relationship that suffers from a disconnect between surface and reality. Each story produces a moment of surprise or mild shock. The slumber ends and the person is jolted into reality. This moment of kashf (revelation) is a bell. The bell rings to awaken the reader from a conventional understanding of the relationship narrated in the story. I don’t know to what extent do I succeed in ringing this bell for the readers.

  • short stories in Urdu
Publication Date
July, 1974
Tariq Publishers
Citation Information
Ali Khan. Ghantian (Urdu). Lahore, Pakistan(1974)
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