Sonali Bendre, Bollywood diva shows love for Unfettered Wings

I do not exactly know how to explain this, but reading Sonali Bendre Behl‘s first interview, ever since she returned back to India after a physically and emotionally challenging battle with cancer, that she won, gave me goosebumps. A woman of her place, saying that my little blue book titled Unfettered Wings: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Women (Rupa Publications) flew with her as she was upon … Continue reading Sonali Bendre, Bollywood diva shows love for Unfettered Wings

Publish or be damned: Sana Munir writes for EOS Dawn

DAWN EOS 28th OCTOBER PRINTS ESSAY BY SANA MUNIR Getting published as an author is the dream of many worthy individuals, but no mean feat. While an aspiring writer may believe the most trying part of the process is formulating words into a sequence that does justice to the hypothetical plot formed in an unknown locality of the grey-coloured apartment on one’s top floor, the … Continue reading Publish or be damned: Sana Munir writes for EOS Dawn

Beyond Borders | The News On Sunday | Sana Munir

BEYOND BORDERS The 3,200-kilometre long dividing line between India and Pakistan has border-crossings at four points. The most popular is the Wagha-Attari border, Wagha being the name of a village upon the international border on the Pakistani side, around 23 kilometres from Lahore. The Indian village, Attari, lies a mere three kilometres away. The boundary splitting the Punjabs on both sides of the border runs … Continue reading Beyond Borders | The News On Sunday | Sana Munir

Discourse Analysis | Leela | The News On Sunday | Sana Munir

Every art form has a dual purpose: it must allow the creator to express a narrative and the receiver to put that narrative into a social construct. As an art form, music is generically purported to have entertaining connotations, unless there is an element of culture attached to it. Creating a narrative, musically, is rare, but welcome to a ‘woke’ generation, as recently experienced by … Continue reading Discourse Analysis | Leela | The News On Sunday | Sana Munir

Sana Munir: Authors’ Talk at LEARN / OLOMOPOLO : Women in Writing

PRESS RELEASE: WOMEN AND WRITING SESSION 3 | RETHINKING WRITING 23rd August 2019 | Lahore. On August 23rd, 2019 Lahore Education and Research Network (LEARN) conducted the third session of their ‘Rethinking Writing’ Initiative in association with Olomopolo media in Lahore. The session aimed to focus the particular challenges faced by women as writers and why it is important for them to continue to write … Continue reading Sana Munir: Authors’ Talk at LEARN / OLOMOPOLO : Women in Writing

Book Review | Unfettered Wings | Daily Times | 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Unfettered Wings – Stories of Women of Fortitude – Sana Munir Each society is filled with a plethora of stories. These stories reflect upon the hopes, dreams, and challenges people face and overcome. Sana Munir – a Lahore-based author – presents stories of women, their happiness and sorrows, in her book, Unfettered Wings. Though the collection of these stories is fictional, they do compel readers … Continue reading Book Review | Unfettered Wings | Daily Times | 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Of the lesser royalty | Dai Anga, Begum Sharfun Nisa, Mai Dai | The News on Sunday | Sana Munir

Begumpura is a dinghy neighbourhood of Lahore, located to the north along the Grand Trunk (GT) Road, close to the Walled City and the sisterly neighbourhoods of Mughalpura and Baghbanpura. In the words of Tania Qureshi, a chronicler of Lahore, “[It] was called Begumpura as it was named after Nawab Khan Bahadar Zakriya’s mother, who was known as Begum Jan Sahiba. It was in her … Continue reading Of the lesser royalty | Dai Anga, Begum Sharfun Nisa, Mai Dai | The News on Sunday | Sana Munir

Princess Gulbadan: The Royal Biographer | The News On Sunday | Sana Munir

Princess Gulbadan was born in 1523 to Emperor Babur — the lord of Kabul, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Bajaur, Swat, and Qandahar — and Queen Dildar Begum. She was the fourth child among Gulrang, Gulchehra, Abu Nasir (Hindal) and Alwar. The reason why Gulbadan’s name is counted amongst the more popular royal ladies in Mughal history is her being the first Mughal woman to write a book … Continue reading Princess Gulbadan: The Royal Biographer | The News On Sunday | Sana Munir