Book Review | DHUWEIN KA HISAAR | Imran Series #69 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Dhuwein Ka Hisaar (دھوئیں کا حصار) (Smoke Bulwark) – 1973 Plot Summary Dhuwein Ka Hisaar continues from King Chaang. Imran is alone with Deadly Frog aka King Chaang. That’s not all, he charms him just like that. Note the conversation. The incident is funny and it shows how easily Imran manipulates people. Geography…

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Book Review | KING CHAANG | Imran Series #68 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: King Chaang (کنگ چانگ) (King Chang) – 1973 Plot Summary King Chaang begins at Jameson & Zafar’s residence when Ali Imran arrives – angry and distressed. He’s sick of Joseph’s near-impossible wishes that he wants to visit Tahiti. That conversation is rather fun and it shows Ibn-e-Safi’s skill to make the most mundane scene…

Book Review | UQABON KE HAMLEY | Imran Series #64 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: UqaboN Ke Hamley (عقابوں کے حملے) (Attacks of the Eagles) – 1972 Plot Summary UqaboN Ke Hamley begins with a series of absurd events that happen at insanely rushed pace. Their is a striped monkey that people spot near the mountain, people are kidnapped. The investigations begin, and the eagles attack the search…

Book Review | KHAUFNAAK IMARAT | Imran Series #1 | Ibn-e-Safi

Plot Summary Khaufnaak Imarat begins with a very engaging opening scene. If I ever write suspense, I would like to begin the story like this one. Ah, dear Imran! Ali Imran, the protagonist, a new hero by our very own Ibn-e-Safi is seen trying to knot a tie. He fails, Sulieman, his trusted servant helps…

Imran Series Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 120 novels written by the legend Ibn-e-Safi as part of Imran Series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Khaufnak Imarat (خوفناک عمارت) (The Scary Building) – 1955 Chatanon Maen Fa’ir (چٹانوں میں فائر) (Gunfire in the Rocks) – 1955 Pur-Asrar…

Book Review: TIJOARI KA GEET (Jasoosi Duniya #14 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Character Profile | Rasheeda | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Rasheeda is Anwar’s colleague and only friend. Like Anwar, she also makes her first appearance in Heeray Ki Kaan. She lives in apartment next to Anwar. In Tijori Ka Geet, however, she is shown to be in the same apartment, in a different room. Rasheeda is a courageous young woman who can fight bravely against…

Book Review: HEEREY KI KAAN (Jasoosi Duniya #13 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Character Profile | Inspector Asif | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Inspector Asif makes his first appearance in Heeray Ki Kaan, with Anwar and Rasheeda. In this, he is only shown as a very senior official in Central Intelligence Bureau. He is lazy, and stupid, if I might add and unable to produce results. There is no mention that he works in the same department as…

Book Review | KHWAB SHEESHE KA | Iffat Sehar Tahir

A big family, one patriarchal system, a lot of evil deeds done by each of the character and a story filled with bizzare, unnecessary and unfathomable cliffhangers, Khwab Sheeshe Ka disappoints on various levels.

Character Profile | Anwar| Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Anwar Saeed is a crime reporter in a daily newspaper The Star. Adventurous, obnoxious, disorganized and anti social. Luckily, his suspense stories were the major reason the newspaper sold, so the editors could not fire him either. He knew secrets about many esteeed members of the society – the nobelmen, the police, hotel managers, etc….

Book Review: MAUT KI AANDHI (Jasoosi Duniya #12 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Book Review: PAHAROAN KI MALIKA (Jasoosi Duniya #11 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Plot Summary A brass statue about three inches long… Tibetan’s commiting suicide to guard the statue… Faridi’s obsession about knowing the truth of the very statue that his father once possessed… Faridi and Hameed arrive at Ramgadh where the statue was found. They run into Julia and Arthur, two british peeps. Faridi and Arthur have…

Ibn-e-Safi: the first author I “knew”

Introduction to Ibn-e-Safi No, I didn’t literally know him. He had passed away long before I was born. I know him as in I read so much of him at such young age that I gradually started to remember his name. This guy writes good stories. As kids, we don’t think about who wrote the…

Book Review: PUR ASRAR AJNABI (Jasoosi Duniya #9 By Ibn-e-Safi)

An educated farmer, a strange bank robbery where nothing is stolen, two murders and three missing people… Faridi and Hameed are presented with another mystery to solve.

Character Profile: Captain Sajid Hameed

Note: This is a work in progress page and will be updated as I re-read and review every story. I would like to put a disclaimer. This is only my perception of the lovely and charming character of Captain Hameed. Don’t be offended by my opinion. Cheers! This post will list everything we know about…

Character Profile: Colonel Ahmed Kamal Faridi

Note: This is a work in progress page and will be updated as I re-read and review every story. I would like to put a disclaimer. This is only my perception of the character. Don’t be offended by my opinion. Cheers! This post will list everything we know about Colonel Ahmed Kamal Faridi. 1. Dilaer…

Jasoosi Duniya Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 124 novels written by the original author Ibn-e-Safi in Jasoosi Dunya (جاسوسی دنیا) series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Dilaer Mujrim (دلير مجرم) Khaufnaak Jungle (خوناک جنگل) (The Terrifying Jungle) – 1952 Aurat Farosh ka Qatil (عورت فروش کا…

Character Profile: Inspector Jagdish (Jasoosi Duniya)

Inspector Jagdish Kumar makes his first appearance in Aurat Farosh Ka Qatil. One of the sub-inspectors who arrive at the crime scene is Jagdish Kumar, who is attentive to what Faridi has to say. He later became a recurring character in other Jasoosi Duniya novels. The older sub-inspector Sinha tries to steal the credit of Faridi’s…

Book Review: AHMAQON KA CHAKKAR (Jasoosi Duniya #10 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Plot Summary Two buildings in a middle of nowhere, seemingly clean businesses, but a load of crap going on under the good. Ahmaqon Ka Chakkar has quite a twisted story line. The Beginning The story begins in a cozy setting as Faridi, Hameed, Shahnaz, and a few of Hameed’s friends (Ashraf, Sheena, Suraiyya etc) are planning…