The novel "Khas wa Khashak Zamanay" in the context of 9/11 and terrorism

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Dr. Khizra Tabassum
Dr. Qadeer Anjum Bajwa
Dr. Sobia Manzoor
Dr.Samina Shamshad
Sidra Kiran


Mustansar Hussain Tarar's novel "Khas wa khashak zamanay"is not just a novel, it's an ocean, with many islands. Many characters rise like waves and then sink into the sea. This novel also blows you away like a “khashak”. Sometimes you are in Punjab in 1940 and sometimes in Canada in 2008. Bakht Jahan's character shocks you by saying “Kadi Yawah”. Sometimes the doubts of his daughter also arise in your mind. There are many characters in this novel who are full of unique colors of life. It is a history of Pakistani society and also a lamentation. You can compare this novel with the masterpieces of world literature. Despite its length, it never gets boring for a moment. Like his novel “Rakh”, there are four chickens in this novel and Mustansar Hussain Tarar repeatedly explains that these four chickens have nothing to do with happiness.

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