Review: Tilism-e-Hoshruba

The Tilism-e-Hoshruba, a classic Urdu treasure, has been re-published to fire the reader’s imagination with tales of magic, wars, bewitching beauties and heroes from the camp of the Arab warrior, Amir Hamza
Amir Zia Newsline

Long before the wizard-boy Harry Potter cast his magic spell on readers across the globe, long before the half-man, half-god teenager, Percy Jackson, became an instant hit with youngsters as he battled monsters and demons from the Greek mythology in a modern-day setting, Urdu, our very own language too had produced grander and far more colourful masterpieces of fantasy, replete with magical wonderlands and heroics which kept generation after generation mesmerised.

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