Excerpt: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa told by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

The Merman and the Book of Power brings into the English the classical qissa genre, a fabulist storytelling form common to the oral and written literatures of rdu, Persian and Arabic. Written by none other than the prolific author Musharraf Ali Farooqi, this book is a must read. For those who don’t know, he isContinue reading “Excerpt: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa told by Musharraf Ali Farooqi”

New Release: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

ABOUT THE BOOK The Merman and the Book of Power brings into the English the classical qissa genre, a fabulist storytelling form common to the oral and written literatures of Urdu, Persian, and Arabic. The book begins with the Mongol armies laying siege to Baghdad in 1258. Their attack does not cease from the earlyContinue reading “New Release: The Merman and the Book of Power – A Qissa by Musharraf Ali Farooqi”