How to Find the Best Books in Pakistan: The Best Pakistani Publishers
I was born and raised in Pakistan and was fortunate enough to be exposed to a number of books from Pakistani publishers.
It is always a pleasure to read a book by a Pakistani publisher and I have to say, the book selection at my local library is a bit lackluster.
That being said, I have found some gems here and there that I would like to share with you.
If you’re a reader or a bookseller in Pakistan, I urge you to get a copy of this list.
You will not be disappointed.
(Read More)What is Pakistani publishing house?
Pakistani publishers publish over 70,000 books in the country every year.
Most of these books are by women writers and artists.
The country has a rich literary tradition.
Many of the most celebrated books in Pakistan are by Pakistani writers.
These writers are known as “Pakistani poets”.
Their works are often considered among the best in the world and are highly praised by critics and scholars.
Pakistani poetry is a diverse genre and encompasses a wide range of genres.
The genre encompasses poetry from traditional and contemporary Indian traditions to Arabic, Persian, and Persian literature.
The most celebrated poets are from Pakistan and are celebrated for their achievements.
Some of these writers are also writers of poetry in English.
The poets are often acclaimed in the international literary community.
Many Pakistani writers are active in their respective fields and also publish a variety of other works.
For example, many of the best known Pakistani poets and writers have published short stories and novels in English, and have also contributed to other literary journals.
Pakistans are renowned for their love of literature and their dedication to the arts.
As a result, many Pakistani poets have also written novels, short stories, and poetry in their own languages.
In fact, the country has one of the highest rates of literate children in the Muslim world.
Some of the Pakistani writers who have received international recognition include:• Mina Khatoon, an award-winning poet, novelist, and playwright based in London and New York.
Khatun was one of Pakistan’s most popular poets during the last decade and has been awarded a number on the best literary achievements list by the World Poetry Congress in 2017.• Azad Khan, an international best-selling novelist, translator, and author.
He was also a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2018.• Muhammad Saeed, a Pakistani poet, translator and author who has won many awards and was named a member of the National Book Critics Circle.
Saeed’s work has been translated into 16 languages and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
His books include The Sun, The City of Lights, The Song of the Jinns, and The World of Muhammad Saad (in Arabic).• Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, a former prime minister and a poet and novelist.
He is the author of The People’s Book of Greatness (2007) and The People of the People (2011).• Anwar ul Haq, a writer and poet from the tribal region of Pakistan.
His works have been translated by the likes of John Green and James Baldwin.• Hamid Rehman, a journalist and author whose works include The Rise and Fall of the Empire and The New Arab (both published by HarperCollins).
He has also written several books about his life, including The Power of Words (2009) and How to Live and Write in a People’s World (2010).• Shahid Khan, a poet, journalist, and critic based in New York, who has written numerous books on his life.• Ali Shahin, a well-known writer and artist who has been nominated for several awards.
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.• Saifuddin Haqqani, a Nobel Peace Laureate and a member the National Assembly.
He wrote the book, The People in My Life (2011) and has also been awarded the International Freedom of Expression Award in 2014.• Mohammad Yousaf, a columnist and writer based in Chicago.
He has been a regular contributor to the Washington Post, The Nation, and other publications.• Salman Rushdie, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and the author and translator of The Satanic Verses.
He also wrote the first English translation of the works of Robert Frost.• Anurag Kashyap, a prominent journalist and writer.
He’s also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, New York Magazine, and more.• Abdul Qadeer Khan, who is the co-founder of the independent publishing house Ziaul Haq.
ZiaulHaq is a Pakistani book publishing house based in Karachi, Pakistan.
It has been named one of India’s best publishing houses for more than a decade.
It’s not just its books, either.
Ziaud Haq was a member and co-chairman of the editorial board of The New Yorker magazine for 25 years and a regular