Adab Fest Online

Book Launch: Tariq Khosa's Inconvenient Truths: Pakistan's Governance Challenges published by Lightstone Publishers

21 July 2019

Book Talk: The Magnificent Moghuls by Zeenut Ziad

26 December 2019

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal's Message to Adab Fest 2020

January 2020

William Dalrymple on The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

29 February 2020

A Conversation with Dr Maleeha Lodhi, moderated by Dr Huma Baqai

19 June 2020 at 7:00pm

Presented by:

Mr. Mohammed Ebrahim Hasham (CEO of Mehran Sugar Mills and Philanthropist)


Ameena Saiyid OBE, S.I. Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

(CEO, Chairperson, and Managing Director, Lightstone Publishers)

Dialogue with Prince El Hassan bin Talal

Hosted by Lightstone Publishers & Corporate Pakistan Group

29 September 2020

#AdabFest2021 Saturday 20 Feb 2021. Book Launch: Making Sense of Post-Covid-19 Politics, Edited by Huma Baqai and Nausheen Wasi, published by Lightstone Publishers

Speakers: Dr Huma Baqai, Dr Kaiser Bengali.

Moderator: Dr Nausheen Wasi

"The book is a remarkable compilation of articles from acknowledged experts. It should be vital reading for an insight into the post COVID-19 environment. It is a masterful comprehensive survey of the pandemic and its impact."

— General Jahangir Karamat, Former Chief of Army Staff, Diplomat, and Professor

"A global pandemic, COVID-19 has changed the world. It is the biggest catastrophe in recent times and its full impact is yet to be felt. “Making Sense of Post COVID-19 Politics” is an excellent study into the economic and social cost of the pandemic and its impact on international politics."

— Zahid Hussain, Journalist

"A timely and must-read book that will enhance our understanding of the post- COVID world in its different dimensions. It brings together some of Pakistan’s most distinguished academics and analysts to examine key issues that will shape the future. "

— Maleeha Lodhi, Diplomat and Journalist

Generating knowledge in times of information overload can bring thematic clarity. The book seeks to do just that for the post COVID-19 world. It looks at issues of human security and human survival, and examines the sustainability of the liberal capitalist model. It is an important starting point for critical engagement with key issues emerging in contemporary Pakistan.

— Sherry Rehman, Politician


#AdabFest2022Online Book Launch: Aysha Baqir's BEYOND THE FIELDS (Lightstone Publishers). Maheen Usmani in conversation with the author

19 March 2020