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9788172239343 60ba00a8e21c223c3ea7ca02 Pittho's World https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ba51604c21c54f02c5c5ed/9788172239343.jpg Highly imaginative stories full of humour love laughter tragedy and loss No I am no Scheherazade of the Arabian Nights' I tell Rani when she agrees to listen to my stories. 'And I am no depraved king' she says ... Pittho's World is the magical domain of storytelling of Sheikhu and his lover Rani of parents Big Brother uncles aunts and grandparents. And of course Aunt Pittho she of the big hips wielding magic and a stick. The stories originate in Iran move through Afghanistan to Pakistan Bangladesh and India before returning to rest in Pakistan. Spanning two centuries and several generations these are tales of love and happiness tragedy and malice black magic and manslaughter linked together by two people's love for storytelling and for each other. Published posthumously this delightful work of fiction by one of Pakistan's best-known journalists transports us to places and times long lost to humanity. They are stories of life but also of death - which waits at the end leaving in its wake a loneliness that lingers. 9788172239343
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  • ISBN: 9788172239343
  • Author: Razvi Murtaza
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 212
  • Format: Paperback
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Highly imaginative stories full of humour love laughter tragedy and loss No I am no Scheherazade of the Arabian Nights' I tell Rani when she agrees to listen to my stories. 'And I am no depraved king' she says ... Pittho's World is the magical domain of storytelling of Sheikhu and his lover Rani of parents Big Brother uncles aunts and grandparents. And of course Aunt Pittho she of the big hips wielding magic and a stick. The stories originate in Iran move through Afghanistan to Pakistan Bangladesh and India before returning to rest in Pakistan. Spanning two centuries and several generations these are tales of love and happiness tragedy and malice black magic and manslaughter linked together by two people's love for storytelling and for each other. Published posthumously this delightful work of fiction by one of Pakistan's best-known journalists transports us to places and times long lost to humanity. They are stories of life but also of death - which waits at the end leaving in its wake a loneliness that lingers.

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