Musharraf Ali Farooqi is an author and translator. He has translated The Adventures of Amir Hamza\nand the poetry of Afzal Ahmed Syed and is currently working on the Urdu Project (www.urduproject.\ncom), an online resource for the study of Urdu language and literature. His novel The Story of a\nWidow will be published in India in 2009.
I always want to read book about Tilism and other such childhood fantasy. But the western genre of labyrinth or science fiction was too heavy for me. And then I got this book from my library. Fantastic reading with so much detail has been given in the translation. If you belong to Indian subcontinent and especially northern part, don't miss this book.