Mustansar Hussain Tarar: Biography and Books List

Mustansar Hussain Tarar is a prominent Urdu writer, author, and actor. He was born in Lahore in 1939. Tarar among those some writers who witnessed the partition of the subcontinent. So, his plenty of work is related to the division of Hindustan. He wrote professionally about the incidents of separation.

Mustansar Hussain had also face many difficulties due to his frank and neutral writings related to partition and existence of Pakistan and India. All those events that he examined through observation preserved them in the form of writing. His father’s name was Rehmat Khan Tara, who used to run a small business about agriculture that was named “Kisan and Company.”


Mustansar Hussain Tarar started and got his early education from Lahore. He educated in a school in Lahore, known as Rang Mehal Mission High School. After completing his early education, he got admission in Government College Lahore. In the purpose of higher

To get a higher education, he went to London, where he spent much of his extracurricular activities watching movies and doing theater. It inspired him to engage with the literary company, and he became keen to learn more and more about bookish things. Further, in 1957, he joined the World Youth Festival held in Moscow, and he wrote a book known as “Fakhta” (Dove) that was purely based on the experience of that youth festival.


Mustansar Hussain Tarar was an eager person to travel into the different parts of the world, so can he could see the natural beauties of the world. He wanted to observe the behaviors and attitudes of the people of different countries. To do so, Tarar went to Europe and traveled through 17 different countries. After traveling through these countries, he decided to write all of his observations in bookish form, so he wrote a book titling “Nikley Teri Tlaash Main,” a travelogue of those seventeen countries that he visited. This book published in 1971 that he dedicated to his youngest brother Mobashir Hussain Tarar.

Tarar also performed acting on television, and he further involved hosting different TV programs and live morning shows like Subuh Bakhair (Good Morning). His down to earth acting impressed the audience at large. He was appreciated by the massive audience, especially by the children, and was known as the title of Cha Cha Jee (paternal uncle). Tarar has unique likings, and all of his affections belonged to nature. He wanted to see and explore the beauties of the landscape created by Allah Almighty. He also had been involved in volcanic activities. Tarar was a very active mountaineer for many years in K2 and Chitti Buoi Glacier.

Mustansar Hussain Tarar Dramas

Mustansar Hussain Tarar was directly attached to literature, so he wrote many dramas as well that were highly appreciated by the audience. Even today, Mutanasar Hussain has a unique name in the field of drama writing. Some of his essential and reputable dramas are following

  • Aik Haqeeqat Aik Afsana
  • Hazaron Raasty (Thousands of Paths)
  • Parinda (Bird)
  • Shehpar
  • Sooraj Ke Sath Sath (along with the Sun )
  • Kelash (a name of tribe)
  • Fareb (illusion)

Achievements and Awards

Mustansar Hussain Tarar has received many prizes and awards. He has a unique writing style that made him very popular among the literary community. Some of the crucial achievements of Tarar are as follow

  • Presidential Award of Pride of performance
  • Prime Minister’s award for the best novelist for his novel “Rakh.”
  • Lifetime achievement award of Almi Farogh-e-Urdu Adab, Doha (Qatar)
  • Gold Medal bestowed be Mosco State University for literary achievements.
  • Bestseller Urdu Author in Pakistan for more than two years


Tarar was firmly attached to critical activities directly and indirectly. He was a significant contributor to the newspapers. He has been writing columns for the papers, including Dawn, Daily Aaj, and weekly for Akhbar-e-Jahan.

Mustansar Hussain Tarar Books List

Mustnasar Hussain Tarar wrote many books. Meanwhile, he had a very literal streak to produce authentic knowledge. Some notable Mustansar Hussain Tarar Books are the following.

  1. Andalus Main Ajnabi (Stranger in Spain)
  2. Bahao (Flow of water)
  3.  Bay Izzati Kharab (Insulting Dishonor)
  4. Berfeeli Bulandiyan (Snowy Heights)
  5. Carvan Sarai (Carvan Motel)
  6. Chuk Chuk (remove the curtain)
  7. Alaska Highway
  8. Chitral Dastan (Tale of Chitral)
  9. Dais Huwa Perdais (homeland becomes foreign land)
  10. Deosai
  11. Ratti Gali
  12. Dakia Aur Jolaha (postman and cloth maker)
  13. Gadhay Hamary Bhai Hain (donkeys are our brothers)
  14. Ghar-e-Hira Mein Ek Rat (a night in cave of Hira)
  15. Guzara Naheen Hota (Hard to get by)
  16. Gypsy
  17. Putli Packing Ki
  18. Hazaron Hain Shikway (have thousands of complaints)
  19. Hazaron Raasty (thousands of paths)
  20. Hunza Dastaan (Tale of Hunza)
  21. K2 Kahani
  22. Pyar Ka Pehla Shehar
  23. Niklay Teri Talash Mein
  24. Kailash
  25. Dakia Aur Jolaha Novel
  26. Munh Wal Kaba Sharif
  27. Khana Badosh
  28. Khas O Khashak Zamane
  29. Shahpar
  30. Nepal Nagri
  31. Qurbat E Marg Main Muhabbat
  32. Shimshal Bemisal
  33. Moorat
  34. Qila Jangi
  35. Raakh Novel
  36. Safar Shumal Ke
  37. Moscow Ki Sufaid Ratain
  38. Shutar Murgh
  39. Sunehri Ullu Ka Shehar
  40. Yak Saraye

Mustansar Hussain Tarar is the great writer of the modern Urdu language. He adopted a unique style for travelogue and novel writing. Moreover, you can read online or download all books by clicking them.

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1 thought on “Mustansar Hussain Tarar: Biography and Books List”

  1. Mustansar Hussain Tarar is an asset for this country. I am his fan since the time he was producing the morning show. His travel Books are too much interested.


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