The Song in the Night

by Qazi Fasih

  1. ISBN: 978-93-5304-114-4
  2. Pages: 189 pages
  3. Date: 20 July 2018


In the Indus River Delta, the villagers who live along its waterways have rebelled against the construction of a canal that threatens their traditional livelihood. Jannu, a fisherman who lives in the wetlands with his family, finds himself at the head of a movement that brings the simple village folk against the industrialists, financiers, and government officials in charge of the canal’s construction. Amidst the seething conflict, his daughter falls in love with a boy who plays his flute to serenade her in the still of night. But there is an aging landowner waiting in the wings to marry her who will brook no refusal.

Can love blossom despite the harsh reality they face? What will happen to the village folk and the mighty river?

Written with great sensitivity, this is a tale that will linger with you even after it is over, like a song in the night.


Qazi Fasih was born in 1952 in the small town of Kohat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. He studied medicine at Khyber Medical College and was elected literary secretary of the college students union. He went on to specialize in surgery and is a practicing urologist. He has written over twenty stories for Pakistani national television that focus on the country’s social issues.

Qazi Fasih is based in Dubai.

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