Mustansar Hussain Tarar is a living legend for his contributions to Urdu literature. He is a prolific novelist, travel writer and columnist. Along with this he is also an avid mountaineer and traveler. Mostly from present generation remember him from his days of hosting the live morning transmission on PTV in the 80s and 90s. On March 1, 2020 Mustansar Hussain Tarar turned 81
“Takeya-e-Tarar“. It is a meeting that Tarar Sahab holds himself every morning after his walk in Model Town Lahore discussing his writings and questions that his readers have regarding the work. The event is replicated around the world with fans getting together and discussing Tarar Sahab’s writings. It was lovely hearing such diverse pieces of writing from Tarar Sahab’s work covering history, travel, religion and humor.
“Tarar Nama 4” which is a collection of Mustansar Hussain Tarar’s newspaper columns discussing history and the need for us to own the history of the subcontinent irrespective of religion. This was an important message of tolerance in the world of today. It’s important to recognize and honor writers while they are alive.
Our public library carries a huge collection of Urdu books. Moreover many book stores in Pakistan will now ship their books anywhere in the world. There are many books available online, also however we always hesitant to recommend anything that does not give benefit to the publisher and the author.
Are you a fan of Urdu literature? Why don’t you arrange an event to celebrate a favorite author or a book?
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