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Friday, Feb. 21 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Hall I The Suitable Duo Vikram Seth with Nasreen Rehman

Hall II Lahore, Literature, and Longing Aitzaz Ahsan, F. S. Aijazuddin, Khaled Ahmed, and Pran Nevile with Majeed Sheikh Zehra Apa aur Zia Mohyeddin ke Saath Zia Mohyeddin with Zehra Nigah

Hall III Delirium in Karachi Bilal Tanweer, Omar Shahid Hamid, Saba Imtiaz with H. M. Naqvi

Baithak Hall Deeda-e-Maana Kusha Dr. Amjad Tufail, Dr. Mohammad Asif Awan, Dr. Tariq Hashmi with Musharraf Ali Farooqi Book Launch Thinner Than Skin Uzma Aslam Khan with Mahvesh Murad

3:45-4:45 p.m.

The World in Miniature Shahzia Sikander with John Zarobell

Book Launch This Side, That Side: Restorying Partition Rafay Alam, Vishwajyoti Ghosh with Saba Naqvi Salaam Bombay Mira Nair with Mira Hashmi

5-6 p.m.

Book Launch The Dispensable Nation Vali Nasr with Ayesha Jalal

Amrita Sher-Gil: Lahores Lost Daughter Pran Nevile, Farida Batool, Yashodhara Dalmia with Salima Hashmi

Humare Zamaane ki Khahaniyaan Julien Columeau with Asif Farrukhi

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Performance Kathak By Nahid Siddiqui

Saturday, Feb. 22 10-11 a.m.

Hall I Beyond the Global Novel K. Anis Ahmed, Hugh Eakin, Mohsin Hamid, Samia Mehrez with Razia Iqbal

Hall II Politically Incorrect Shobhaa D with Shehrbano Taseer

Hall III Qawwalis Maestro, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Pierre Alain Baud with Yousaf Salahuddin Angrezi Mushaira Athar Tahir, Bushra Naqi, IIona Yusuf, Jocelyn Ortt Saeed, Muneeza Shamsie, Sadaf Saaz with Shaista Sirajuddin Book Launch A Small Fortune Rosie Dastgir with Kamila Shamsie Citizen Cowasjee Ayaz Amir, Framji Minwalla, Rafay Alam with Ayesha Jalal

Baithak Hall Reading Fiction to Children Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Saman Shamsie, Sophia Kasuri Book Launch The World in my Hands K. Anis Ahmed with Mahvesh Murad

11:15-12:15 p.m.

An Equal Music: A Writer and his Other Arts Vikram Seth in conversation with Asim Fareed

Zia Mohyeddin Recites Mushtaq Yusafi Introduction by Naveed Riaz

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Fault-lines Across the Middle East Vali Nasr in conversation with Ahmed Rashid

Reportage on Pakistan Matthieu Aikins, Shahan Mufti, and Zahid Hussain with Munizae Jahangir Musk Deer: The Contemporary in Tradition Rajeev Sethi with Noorjehan Bilgrami

Readings Another Gulmohar Tree and The Swans Wife Aamer Hussein with Feryal Gauhar Book Launches In Good Faith and The Faithful Scribe Saba Naqvi and Shahan Mufti

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Filming The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mira Nair and Mohsin Hamid with Rachel Dwyer

3:45-4:45 p.m.

The Making of Political Satire Jugnu Mohsin and Ali Aftab Syed

Crisis of Education: Tagores Meaning Today Amit Chaudhuri, Pervez Hoodbhoy, and Rubina Saigol with Khaled Ahmed Zia Mohyeddin Recites from His Own Works Introduction by Asif Farrukhi

Print is Here to Stay! Gavin Francis, John Gapper, Maina Bhagat with Michael Dwyer Dissonance to Detour Diana Campbell, Kamila Shamsie, Shahzia Sikander with John Zarobell

The Body in South Asian Art Naman Ahuja with Rachel Dwyer Book Launches Gone with the Vindaloo and Curry Shrabani Basu and Vikram Nair with Libby Owen-Edmunds

5-6 p.m.

Afghanistan on the Brink Ahmed Rashid, Hina Rabbani Khar, Maleeha Lodhi, Vali Nasr with Rashed Rahman

8-9 p.m.

Performance Sachal Orchestra

Sunday, Feb. 23 10-11 a.m.

Hall I Imagining Cities Amit Chaudhuri, K. Anis Ahmed, Mohsin Hamid, Raza Rumi with Shahid Zahid

Hall II Humor as Subvertor Ali Aftab Syed, Mohammed Hanif, Salima Hashmi, Salman Shahid with Jugnu Mohsin

Hall III Punjab ke Inquilabi Shuara (Poetry of Resistance) Iqbal Qaiser, Nasreen Anjum Bhatti, Tanveer Zahur with Afzal Sahir A View from the Himalayas Gavin Francis, Libby Owen-Edmunds, and Namita Gokhale with Salman Rashid

Baithak Hall Dharkan: A Photographic Adventure through Pakistan Mobeen Ansari with Nadia Jamil Book Launch Bird in a Banyan Tree Bina Ramani in conversation with Sehyr Saigol Reading Difficult Daughters Manju Kapur with Muneeza Shamsie

11:15-12:15 p.m.

The Place of Fiction in a Nonfiction World Ahmed Rashid, Amit Chaudhuri, H. M. Naqvi, and Michael Dwyer with Aysha Raja

Naguib Mahfouz: The Cairo Trilogy in Egypt Today Samia Mehrez with Hugh Eakin

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Book Launch A God in Every Stone Kamila Shamsie with Alex von Tunzelmann

Love in the Season of Mangoes Mohammed Hanif with Navid Shahzad

The Rise and Fall of Masala Films Rachel Dwyer with Mira Hashmi

Book Launches Hum Log Fahmida Riaz with Khaled Ahmed Jadeed o Qadeem Khawateen ke Naam Zehra Nigah with Asif Farrukhi

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Women on the Verge Florence Noville, Manju Kapur, Namita Gokhale, and Muneeza Shamsie with Alex Von Tunzelmann

Humara Culture aur Bairuni Asarat Asif Farrukhi, Fahmida Riaz, Intizar Hussain, Khaled Ahmed with Masud Ashar Its Raining Litfests! Libby Owen-Edmunds, Maina Bhagat, Namita Gokhale, Sadaf Saaz, Ulrich Schreiber with Rafil Kroll-Zaidi Happy Things in Sorrow Times Tehmina Durrani with Rashed Rahman

Labyrinth of Reflections Hameed Haroon, Naazish Ataullah, and Rashid Rana

Book Launch The Gift Florence Noiville with K. Anis Ahmed

3:45-4:45 p.m.

India, Cultural Conundrum? Aitzaz Ahsan, Mira Nair, Sherry Rehman with Alex von Tunzelmann

Victorias Secret Shrabani Basu with F. S. Aijazuddin

Book Launch Saints and Singers: Sufi Music in the Indus Valley Peter Pannke with Aliya Iqbal Naqvi

5-6 p.m.

War on Culture Ahmed Rashid, Hugh Eakin, Naman Ahuja, Vikram Seth with Mishal Husain

Negotiating a South Asian Identity K. Anis Ahmed, Moeed Yusaf with Sherry Rehman

Women in Classical Punjabi Literature Mushtaq Soofi, Riaz Shaad, and Sarwat Mohiuddin with Majeed Sheikh