Chapters 2 and 3 from the Urdu Classic “Bajang Aamad”. Colonel Muhammad Khan (Urdu: کرنل محمد خان) (born 1910 – 23 October 1999) was a Pakistan Army officer and a war veteran. He also served in the Indian Army of the undivided British India and was a veteran of World War II. While serving in Pakistan Army, he wrote his first book Bajung Aamad (Urdu: بجنگ آمد) which was a humorous autobiography. This book became extremely popular and became one of the most famous books in Urdu literature. The success of his first book earned him critically acclaimed prominence among Urdu humorists and he is considered one of the most influential authors of this genre. He was the fellow of Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Syed Zameer Jafferi, Shafique-ur-Rehman
One of the classics of Urdu literature, Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaleay is a highly engaging and informative travelogue about China by Ibn e Insha. Through his experiences Ibn Insha takes the listener on a journey that teaches one about the rich Chinese culture, literature, history, lifestyle, technology, language and much more.
Jannat Ka Bhoot is a selection from the works of Mirza Azeem Baig Chugtai. About the author: Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai (December 30, 1928 – February 17, 2009), known in literary circles by his pen name Shabnam Romani (Urdu: شبنم رومانی ), was a renowned Urdu poet based in Karachi, Pakistan. Shabnam Romani wrote a number of books including Jazeera, Doosra Himala, and Tohmat. Romani was born in Shahjahanpur, India, but moved to Pakistan and lived most of his life in Karachi. He was the publisher and editor of Quarterly Aqdar, a literary Urdu magazine, . He wrote a regular column in Daily “Mashriq” Karachi. At the age of 80, Romani died on February 17, 2009 after a long illness.
About the author: Qudrat Ullah Shahab (or Qudratullah Shahab; February 26, 1917– July 24, 1986) (Urdu: قدرت الله شهاب) was an eminent Urdu writer and civil servant from Pakistan. From Jammu to Bengal, Qudratullah Shahab has seen and experienced everything and now through this book he shares that experience with us. The eminent writer boldly describes the stark truths and harsh realities about different places and events of the days gone by. The book starts on a serious note with ‘Ya Khuda’, where Shahab take us back to the gloomy days of an infant Pakistan and graphically describes the gruesome events and the sufferings faced by the migrants in those early days of settlement. ‘Dilshad’ is one such victim of migration, vividly portrayed by the author. As if conscious of the serious nature of his accounts, Shahab soon veers into classical satire with ‘Asar-e-Qadeema’ and ‘Surkh Feeta’ and brings respite to the nerves with the humorous ‘Aik Dispatch’. ‘Karachi’ is a translation from the excerpts of a Private Diary belonging to a British Soldier who landed in Karachi in 1839. The Diary was published in London in 1851.