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Asif Farrukhi is a writer of both English and Urdu short stories and has translated stories from Urdu and Sindhi into English. He has several collections of short stories to his credit as well as a number of critical essays and translations.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction: Writing Karachi 1. Alexander's Haven Arrian 2. Of Whirlpools and Liver-Eaters Sidi Ali 3. Song of the Crocodile Killers Shah Abdul Latif 4 Memories of a Besieged City Naomul Hotchand 5. Scinde in the Forties Keith Young 6. The Alligator Tank Marianne Postans 7. from Sind Revisited Richard Burton 8. Sudden Death Lodge P C Wren 9. From Indian Embers Lady Rosamund Lawrence 10. Karachi Will Do: Letters Written in Karachi T E Lawrence 11. Airmail Out of Karachi Robert Byron 12. From Stones of the Empire Jan Morris 13. From River of Fire Qurratulain Hyder 14. The Man Who Was Yesterday Omar Ali Choudhry 15. The East Is Defeated Saleem Ahmed 16. Night City Shaukat Siddiqui 17. The Traitor Mohan Kalpana 18. From 25 North by 67 East Hassan Manzar 19. The Dwarfs of the Maharajhas Carlo Levi 20. The Last Tramcar Aziz Hamid Madani 21. Two Poems on Karachi Taufiq Rafat 22. Karachi Shaikh Ayaz 23. If you look At the City From Here In Search of Vanished Blood Faiz Ahamed Faiz 24. Of A Fearless Man Asad Mohammad Khan 25. Sindhi Woman Jon Stallworthy 26. Megalopolis Zia Jalandhari 27. A Journey Amar Jaleel 28. from Among the Believers V.S. Naipaul 29. from The Thirteenth House Adam Zameenzad 30. from Hot-water Man Deborah Mogach 31. When I Am Sixty-Four Mumtaz Mahar 32. A Visit Afzaal Ahmed Syed 33. 38 Bahadurabad Zeeba Sadiq 34. Little Tales Aamer Husein 35. Lyari N M Danish 36. People of the Machine Atiya Dawood 37. Distant Star Asif Farrukhi 38. Karachi Zehra Nigah 39. Karachi Parveen Shakir 40. Inferno Zamiruddin Ahmed 41. A Mother's Lap Jamal Abro 42. And Then There Was No Refuge Zaheda Hina 43. Elegy for Karachi Maki Kureshi 44. from A Cracked Mirror Fahmida Riaz 45. Granny's Theory Zeeshan Sahil 46. I'm Alive and So Is My City Harris Khalique 47. Nights In Keamari Shirin Haroun 48. from Kartography Kamila Shamsie 49. Jogging Park Nikhat Hassan 50. from Mass Transit Maniza Naqvi 51. Magan Shalom Sher Shah Syed 52. The Sea is Thirsty Today The Book Lover Hasan Abidi 53. Murder in Karachi Willaim Dalrymple 54. Karachi: Falling in Love with the Unloved Claudia Kramatschek