Mustansar Hussain Tarar is the Pride of Pakistan. He has been a legendary globe trotter, who has marked his name in the history of Urdu Literature. In this article, we are going to talk about the Adventurous life of Mustansar Hussain Tarar. We will also explore his top 10 travelogues that every hodophile should read at the earliest. A hodophile is a person who is fond of traveling and we are sure that such a person would enjoy reading his books.
Travelogues by Mustansar Hussain Tarar That Will Change the Way You See the World
Mustansar Hussain Tarar is well known for his writings, travels, and novels. He was born in the year 1939 in the cultural city of Lahore. The great author got his early education from Rang Mahal Mission High School. He completed his higher studies at Government College Lahore. Later, the Pakistani novelist moved on to London for further studies. The years that he spent abroad provided him the exposure to witness the world from another lens. He used to spend most of his time reading books, spending time with friends, and explore the cities. He used to pen down everything that he would learn from his experiences.
Popular Novels by Mustansar Hussain Tarar
His work ‘Raakh’ (Ash) narrates the separation of East and West Pakistan. If you are fond of exploring cultural history then ‘Bahao’ is the best novel for you. It portrays the complex relationships found in human civilization. In this work, Mustansar Hussain Tarar crafted the Indus Valley’s survival tactics. ‘Moorat’ also stands among the renowned novels of Tarar. It is a collection of six short stories where each character is unique. Each protagonist carves a distinct path without any social dependence and dominance. If you wish to explore the cultures of the world, here is our list of top 10 travelogues which are a must-read for you.
The novel displays the passion of traveling within Mustansar Hussain Tarar’s persona. The novel revolves around the romance of a Pakistani named ‘Sunan’ with a French lady named ‘Paskal’. Sunan travels from Pakistan to France on an adventurous tour. Paskal caught his attention as she was physically impaired. Because of this, she was unable to move like the rest of society. Sunan started to spend more time with Paskal and soon they fell in love with one another. The novel contains many lessons. First, love has no boundaries of caste, color, culture, and customs. Every person has the right to love others irrespective of their differences. Second, no one is born perfect in this world. There is always a time when an individual gets handicapped with circumstances. The novel is an eye-opener for its readers.
Many of you may have visited the Hunza valley. But, you may not be aware of the history of Shimshal village located in the beautiful valley. Before you take off with your trip, you need to grab this novel and give it a good read. It acts as your tour guide and has all the details that you need to know about Hunza and the scenic beauty it offers. You will also learn about the history and culture of Shimshal village. Thus, it is time to get your copy.
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If you are planning a trip to Europe and want to know about its lifestyle and culture, you have to read ‘Gypsy’. You will enjoy the city life of various European countries. The book will help you explore the world alongside the protagonist of the novel.
Another master travelogue written by Mustansar Hussain Tarar is Deosai. It describes this land surrounded by the mountain peaks of Skardu and Astore Valley. Tarar portrays a beautiful picture of a land full of wonders. These lands are a habitat of Himalayan bears, snow leopards, golden eagles, and red foxes.
Mustansar Hussain Tarar has written a great travelogue on the great ‘Nanga Parbat’. It is also known as the killer mountain. Tarar describes the beauty of its surroundings, particularly the fairy meadows. The imagery describes the great mountain peak as touching the sky between the Milky Way. It is a must-read before you plan a trip to fairy meadows and the Karakoram Range.
This travelogue portrays Mustansar Hussain Tarar’s love for the lost civilization of ‘Undlus’. This area is now contemporary Spain. If you are a fan of history and ancient narratives of different civilizations, then this book is for you.
In this book, Mustansar Hussain Tarar shares the experience of traveling across the world. The book provides an account of the people, culture, and lifestyle of different places. These places include Turbat, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Berlin, Holland, London, and Amsterdam. The book will guide you all the way to plan your own international trip across the world.
If you love hiking then you would have a dream of climbing the tallest mountains of the world. That of course is not a piece of cake but K2 would be one of your dream mountains. Give a read to K2 Kahani that will take you along with Mustansar Hussain Tarar and his partners. He narrates the expedition, difficulties faced and beauty of the world from the peak.
You may get the impression that you may explore the nightlife and activities in Moscow. But that is not all. The best thing about this Mustansar Hussain Tarar’s book is the art, history, and culture of that region. So, you can learn a lot about Russia by reading this novel.
The book’s title is the name of a lake, but the travelogue will take you across the beauty of northern Pakistan. You will hear the sound of River Kunhar, and enjoy the breeze of Lake Saif ul Malook. With Mustansar Hussain Tarar, view Lake Lulusar and wander in Kaghan valley.
Thus, all Mustansar Hussain Tarar’s Books are gems ready for reading and exploring. We recommend you to pick any one of them. You will definitely not put them down, once you start!