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  • Paperback: 371 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (August 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014303166X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143031666
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #946,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. Malik on December 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is a collection of short stories, excerpts from novels and non-fiction compiled with the common appreciation for the ancient city of Lahore. It seems as though all Lahoris share a common culture and that was apparent when many of the authors reiterated common cultural nuances of the people, sites to visit, foods, and famous artists, that I was very familiar with from the stories that I had been told time and time again from family members who have lived in Lahore. I definitely recommend this book to those who have roots in this city, but also for those who don't know the cultural significance of this ancient city. Also, I would especially recommend it to those who have not ventured to the old city of Lahore (fortified by the Mughals), which is essentially the heart of the city and where to this day craftsmen practice their craft that has been passed on since the Mughal Empire. The collection is intelligently separated into sections by editor Bapsi Sidwha, a quintessential Lahori, and contains articles from many very prominent Lahoris.
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By Harjinder on February 8, 2014
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Lhorr as a Punjabi would pronounce , is a city I have heard about, read about, and dreamt about. Bapsi Sidhwa has chosen articles and stories about the city that provide a portrait of the city along with a feel for life as it was lived at that time. My father studied in Sikh National College in the city, my grandfather visited it many times but with my luck (because of events in 1947) I have to make do only with pen or video portraits of the place.
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