Imran Series – by Ibn-e-Safi

November 25, 2017

Imran Series by Ibn e Safi   عمران سیریز   از: ابنِ صفی


Imran Series is one of the best-selling Urdu spy novels series created by Pakistani writer Ibn e Safi. Ali Imran is the pivotal character, a comical secret agent who controls the Secret Service as X-2 but appears to work as a normal member of the Secret Service. Except a handful of people, no one knows his status being the chief of the Service.

The first book, Khaufnaak Imarat (The Terrifying Building), was published in October 1955. In early books Imran appears as a solo detective, however, later in ninth book, Dhuaen ki Tehreer (The Scribbling in Smoke), he is portrayed as the chief of Secret Service as X-2.

Humour is the essence of Ibn e Safi books. In this series by Mr. Safi had written a total of 120 books.

Following the footsteps of the first best-selling series, Jasoosi Dunya, this series features Ali Imran – a playful, yet deceiving personality. He is a bright young Oxford graduate with MSc and PhD degrees in chemistry. His comical and apparently incompetent persona hides his identity as head of a secret service. This series has been widely acclaimed for its high literary quality and strong character development.

Imran Series explains the workings of a country’s Secret service that operates from the capital of the country (supposed by many to be Karachi in Pakistan which was the capital when initial Imran Series novels were written. Although Ibn-e-Safi was careful to never explicitly state this, villains often refer to the country as the “one from South Asia”).

The Secret Service is administered by the Secretary of Internal Affairs, Sir Sultan, who offers Imran the position as its head after getting personal help from him in Raat ka Shahzadah (The Prince of Night – #8).

 

Complete List of Imran Series by Ibn e Safi

 

Jild No.

Title And Year

Jild 01
  1. Khaufnak Imarat (The Scary Building) – 1955
  2. Chatanon Maen Fa’ir(Gunfire in the Rocks) – 1955
  3. Pur-Asrar Cheekhain (Mysterious Screams) – 1955
Jild 02
  1. Bhayanak Aadmi (The Dreadful Man) – 1956
  2. Jahanam Ki Raqasa (Dancer from Hell) – 1956
  3. Neelay Paranday (The Blue Birds) – 1956
  4. Saanpoan Ke Shikari (Snake Hunters) – 1956
Jild 03
  1. Raat Ka Shehzada (The Nocturnal Prince) – 1956
  2. Dhuain Ki Tehreer (Scribbling in Smoke) – 1956
  3. Larkiyoan Ka Jazeerah (Women Island) – 1956
  4. Patthar Ka Khoon (Blood of Rocks) – 1956
Jild 04
  1. Lashoan Ka Bazaar (Corpse Carnival) – 1956
  2. Qabr Aur Khanjar (The Grave and The Dagger) – 1956
  3. Ahani Darwaza (The Iron Door) – 1956
Jild 05
  1. Kaalay Charaagh (The Dark Lamps) – 1956
  2. Khoon Ke Piyasay (Bloodthirsty) – 1957
  3. Alphansay (Alphonse) – 1957
  4. Darandoan Ki Basti (Colony of Beasts) – 1957
Jild 06
  1. Gum-shuda Shahzadi (The Lost Princess) – 1957
  2. Hamaqat Ka Jaal (Trap of Folly) – 1957
  3. Shafaq Ke Pujari (Twilight Worshipers) – 1957
Jild 07
  1. Qasid Ki Talaash (Hunt for the Courier) – 1957
  2. Ra’i Ka Parbut (Mountain of Molehill) – 1957
  3. Pagal Kuttay (Mad Dogs) – 1957
Jild 08
  1. Piyasa Samandar (Thirsty Ocean) – 1957
  2. Kali Tasweer (The Dark Photograph) – 1957
  3. Sawaliya Nishan (Question Mark) – 1958
Jild 09
  1. Khatarnak Lashaen (Dangerous Corpses) – 1958
  2. Gaind Ki Tabahkari (Destruction by the Ball) – 1958
  3. Char Lakeerain (Four Stripes) – 1958
Jild 10
  1. Challees-Aik-Bavan (Forty One Fifty Two) – 1958
  2. Atishdan Ka Buut (Statue at the Fireplace) – 1958
  3. Jaroan Ki Talash (Quest for the Roots) – 1958
Jild 11
  1. Imran Ka Aghwa (Imran’s Abduction) – 1958
  2. Jazeroan Ki Rooh (Spirit of the Islands) – 1959
  3. Cheekhti Roohain (Screaming Spirits) – 1959
  4. Khatarnak Juwari (Dangerous Gambler) – 1959
  5. Zulmaat Ka Devta (Lord of Darkness) – 1959
Jild 12
  1. Heeroan Ka Faraeb (Diamond Fraud) – 1959
  2. Dilchasp Hadisa (Exciting Accident) – 1960
  3. Bay-Aawaz Sayyarah (Silent Satellite) – 1960
  4. Daerh Matwalay (One-and-a-Half Buddies) – 1963
Jild 13
  1. Billi Cheekhti Hai (Cat Cries) – 1964
  2. Lo-Bo Li-La (Lo-Bo Li-La) – 1965
  3. Seh Ranga Shola (Tri-coloured Flame) – 1966
  4. Aatishi Badal (Cloud of Fire) – 1966
Jild 14
  1. Geet Aur Khoon (Song and Blood) – 1966
  2. Doosri Aankh (Second Eye) – 1966
  3. Aankh Shoala Bani (Eye in Inferno) – 1967
Jild 15
  1. Shugar Baenk (Sugar Bank) – 1967
  2. Taboot Main Cheekh (Cry in the Casket) – 1968
  3. Fazai Hangama (Aerial Assault) – 1968
Jild 16
  1. Tasweer Ki Uraan (Flight of the Painting) – 1968
  2. Giyaarah November (November 11th) – 1969
  3. Minaroan Waliyaan (Ladies with Turrets) – 1969
  4. Sabz Lahu (Green Blood) – 1969
Jild 17
  1. Behri Yateem Khana (The Marine Orphanage) – 1970
  2. Pagaloan Kee Anjuman (Association of Lunatics) – 1970
  3. Halaku Aend Ko (Halaku & Co.) – 1970
Jild 18
  1. Paharoan Ke Peechhay (Behind the Mountains) – 1971
  2. Buzdil Soorma (The Coward Knight) – 1971
  3. Dast-e-Qaza (Hand of Death) – 1972
  4. Ashtray Ha’uss (Ashtray House) – 1972
Jild 19
  1. Uqaboan Ke Hamlay (Attacks of the Eagles) – 1972
  2. Phir Wohi Aawaz (That Voice Again!) – 1972
  3. Khoonraez Tasadum (The Bloody Encounter) – 1972
  4. Tasweer Ki Maut (Death of the Painting) – 1973
Jild 20
  1. King Chaang (King Chang) – 1973
  2. Dhuaein Ka Hisaar (Smoke Bulwark) – 1973
  3. Samandar Ka Shigaaf (The Ocean’s Crack) – 1973
  4. Zalzalay Ka Safar (Journey of the Earthquake) – 1974
  5. Blaek Aend Whait (Black and White) – 1974
Jild 21
  1. Na Deedah Hamdard (Unseen Well-wisher) – 1974
  2. Adhoora Aadmi (The Partial Man) – 1974
Jild 22
  1. Aapraeshan Dabal Kraas (Operation Double-cross) – 1974
  2. Khair Andaesh (Well-wisher) – 1974
  3. Point Number Barah (Point No. 12) – 1974
  4. Aidlaawa (Ed Lava) – 1974
Jild 23
  1. Baemboo Kaesil (Bamboo Castle) – 1974
  2. Maasoom Daranda (Innocent Beast) – 1974
  3. Baegum X-2 (Mrs. X-2) – 1975
  4. Shahbaz Ka Basera (Abode of the Hawk) – 1975
Jild 24
  1. Raeshoan Ki Yalghar (Fibres Assault) – 1975
  2. Khatarnak Dhalaan (Perilous Slope) – 1975
  3. Jangal Main Mangal (Feast in the Forest) – 1975
  4. Teen Sanki (Three Lunatics) – 1975
Jild 25
  1. Aadha Teetar (Half Partridge) – 1975
  2. Aadha Batair (Half Quail) – 1975
Jild 26
  1. Allama Dehshatnak (Fearsome Scholar) – 1976
  2. Farishtay Ka Dushman (Foe of the Angel) – 1976
  3. Be-charah Shahzor (The Poor Antagonist) – 1976
  4. Kali Kehkashan (Dark Galaxy) – 1976
Jild 27
  1. Seh Rangi Maut (Tri-colored Death) – 1976
  2. Mutaharik Dhariyan (Animated Stripes) – 1976
  3. Joank Aur Nagan (Leech and Serpent) – 1976
  4. Laash Gaati Rahii (The Singing Corpse) – 1976
Jild 28
  1. Khushboo Ka Hamla (Attack of Scent) – 1976
  2. Baba Sug-Parast (Old Dog-worshiper) – 1977
  3. Mehektay Muhafiz (Fragrant Guards) – 1977
Jild 29
  1. Halaakat Khaiz (The Deadly) – 1977
  2. Zebra Man (Zebra-Man) – 1977
  3. Jangal Ki Sheheriyat (Citizenship of Jungle) – 1977
Jild 30
  1. Mona Leeza Ki Nawasi (Mona Lisa’s Granddaughter) – 1977
  2. Khooni Fankar (Bloody Artist) – 1977
Jild 31(i)
  1. Maut Ki Aahat (Sound of Death) – 1978
  2. Doosra Rukh (The Other Side) – 1978
  3. Chatanoon Ka Raaz (Secret of the Rocks) – 1978
Jild 31(ii)
  1. Thanda Suraj (The Cold Sun) – 1978
  2. Talash-e Gumshudah (In Search of the Lost) – 1979
  3. Aag Ka Dairah (Ring of Fire) – 1979
  4. Larazti Lakeerain (Wavering Stripes) – 1979
Jild 32
  1. Patthar Ka Aadmi (The Stone Man) – 1979
  2. Doosra Patthar (The Second Stone) – 1979
  3. Khatarnak Ungliyaan (Dangerous Fingers) – 1979
Jild 33
  1. Raat Ka Bhikari (Nocturnal Beggar) – 1980
  2. Aakhri Admi (Last Man) – 1980
Jild 34
  1. Daktar Dua-goe (Doctor Beadsman) – 1964
Jild 35
  1. Joank Ki Wapsi (Return of the Leech) – 1964
  2. Zehrili Tasweer (Poisonous Painting) – 1964
  3. Bebakon Ki Talash) (Quest for the Fearless) – 1965

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