1. Simurgh Feather Guide to the Poetics of Dastan-e Amir Hamza
    (pp. 119-167, Volume 15, Annual of Urdu Studies, 2000)
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  2. The Poetics of Amir Hamza's World: Notes on the Ghalib Lakhnavi/Abdullah Bilgrami Version
    (pp. 89-97, Volume 24, Annual of Urdu Studies, 2009)
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  3. The Foot-Worshipper’s Guide to Watching Maula Jatt
    (First published in The Popcorn Essayists: What Movies Do to Writers, Edited by Jai Arjun Singh, Tranquebar/Westland Books)