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
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