Apologies for the delay in setting up the event page for the August session of the Kitaab Circle. We’re meeting this weekend to discuss End of the Past by Nadeem Farooq Paracha.
The book reflects on Pakistan’s sociocultural and political history and the way the state’s attempt to build a national ideology affected its citizens. Unlike Paracha’s satirical columns, End of the Past packs a more personal punch as he uses his memories and experiences to try and make sense of the significant developments in Pakistan including concerns related to politics, religious and ethnic divisions, sports, and the creative industries.
The book is available at most bookstores in the capital. Even if you haven’t started yet, you can easily finish the book before the weekend as it is a short and engaging read.
Details of the meeting are as follows:
Day/Date: Saturday, 26 August 2017
Venue: Table Talk, Kohsar Market, F-6/3, Islamabad (Last month we were barely able to fit indoors because of the excellent turnout. This time, we’ll try and sit outside so we don’t get too cramped for space.)