Kuch Khaas brings you the best of Pakistan’s Art, Culture and Literature in its effort to sensitize the community to our rich cultural heritage. About Musharraf Ali Farooqi: MUSHARRAF ALI FARROOQI was born in 1968 in Hyderabad, Pakistan, and now divides his time between Toronto and Karachi. His new novel, Between Clay and Dust, was published to critical acclaim by David Davidar’s Aleph Book Company in April 2012. His earlier novel The Story of a Widow (Knopf Canada/Picador India) was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2010, and longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC-Dublin Literary Award. He is the author of the critically acclaimed translations of Urdu classics, The Adventures of Amir Hamza (2007, Modern Library), and the first book of a projected 24-volume magical fantasy epic, Hoshruba (2009, Urdu Project/Random House India). He is also an author of children’s books.