Musharraf Ali Farooqi


Musharraf Ali Farooqi (born 1968, Hyderabad, Pakistan) is an author, novelist and translator. His novel "The Story of a Widow" (Knopf Canada 2008/Picador India, 2009) was shortlisted for the 2011 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and earlier longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award. He is the author of the children's picture book "The Cobbler's Holiday Or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes" (A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press, 2008) and a children's collection "The Amazing Moustaches of Moochhander the Iron Man" (Puffin India, 2011). Farooqi is the translator of the Indo-Islamic epic "The Adventures of Amir Hamza" (Modern Library, 2007) hailed by world media as a gift to world literature. He recently published his critically acclaimed translation of the first book of a projected 24-volume magical fantasy epic, "Hoshruba" (Urdu Project/Random House India, 2009). His translation of the contemporary Urdu poet Afzal Ahmed Syed poetry was published in a selection titled "Rococo and Other Worlds" (Wesleyan University Press Poetry Series, 2010), along with a translation of contemporary Urdu writer Syed Muhammad Ashraf's novella, "The Beast" (Tranqubar Press/Westland Books, 2010). He has started publishing a series of stories titled 'Scandals of Creation"--a collection of alternate histories and modern retelling of legends. The first story in this series THE JINN DARAZGOSH. Author website:

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The Jinn Darazgosh (Scandals of Creation)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A Fable Relating How the Curiosity of a Jinn Led to the Usual Unhappy Results and Brought About the Closure of the Heavens Upon His Race

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alternate history    alternate legends    angels    astrology    djinn    fable    fables    fantasy    fortune telling    genie    jinn    love    love story    paranormal