Book: Bazar e Hayat by Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi

Bazar e Hayat by Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi pdf free download collection of short stories. Believe me, this is amazing. Qasmi’s writing way is lovely. Feeling how he has expressed is totally adorable. I have read the 1st story of this book named as Premaisher Singh. During independence, he got a child named as Akhtar. He brought this child to the home. Singh also moved from Lahore to Amritsar. His child Kartar Singh was lost during migration.

But this was the city of Sikhs they didn’t accept this child. They want to revert him to Sikh from a Muslim. The wife of Singh never loved that child but he loved him too much. Akhtar always wished to found her mom. His mom was in Lahore, Pakistan. When he was 10-12 years old Premaisehr Singh left him on the border. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was born on 20 November 1916.

He was a famous Pakistani short story writer, playwriter, journalist, poet, editor, and critic. Qasmi’s services in Urdu literature are unforgettable. He was the writer of more than 60 books on different topics such as journalism, short story, poetry, fiction, criticism, and biographies. He had completed his M.A from Punjab University Lahore. First appointed as an assistant at the general secretary’s office. He was inspired by Saadat Hassan Manto which was a great short story writer at that time.

Qasmi and Manto was a good friend. After that in 1946, he started working with Syed Imtiaz Ali Taj as editor of his magazines Phool and Tehzeeb e Nuswaan. Qasmi was an active member of the progressive writer’s movement. Also, he started to publish his own monthly magazine named “Funoon”. His famous books are Anchal, Ablay, kappas ka Phool. He died in July 2006 in Lahore.

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