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A Night in London

Price : $11.75
ISBN # : 9789350290880
Author : Sajjad Zaheer & Bilal Hashmi
pages: 200
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : HarperCollins
Published : 2011

A Night in London chronicles the diverse and often conflicting emotional, ideological and political aspirations of an entire generation of Indian students in Europe. The novella sheds light on the dynamics of late imperial culture English working-class politics, anti-colonial sentiment and race relations like no other sustained narrative by an expatriate Indian author of the same period.

Long considered a landmark in twentieth-century Urdu fiction, A Night in London is being made available in English for the first time in a translation by Bilal Hashmi. The volume also features an introduction by Carlo Coppola, a noted scholar and critic of Urdu literature.



Author Bio: Sajjad Zaheer (1905-1973) is widely acknowledged as a key intellectual presence in twentieth- century India. One of the founders of the All-India Progressive Writers Association (AIPWA), his writing spanned a variety of genres and his ideas traversed national boundaries. As a political leader, writer, translator, poet and journalist, Zaheer engaged with many of the pressing issues of his day.

Bilal Hashmi is a doctoral student in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. He holds bachelor s and master s degrees from the University of Toronto and currently serves as the managing editor of the Duke University Press journal Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 13 September, 2011.
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