We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more

Four Walls and a Black Veil

Fahmida Riaz
This book is a representative selection—drawn from all of Fahmida Riaz’s published anthologies—that traces her emotional and intellectual journey from a lovelorn young girl to mature womanhood with a deep commitment to human dignity, peace and secularism in the Indo-Pak subcontinent.
Author Description

Fahmida Riaz is among the front rank of Urdu poets. Her first collection of verse, Patthar Ki Zaban was published in 1967. With the publication of her second collection, Badan Dareeda, she emerged as a full-fledged iconoclast. She has since published four more collections of her verse—Dhoop, Kya Tum Pura Chand Na Dekhogay, Hamrakab and Aadmi Ki Zindigi. Fahmida Riaz is also the author of several short stories and novels in Urdu: Godavari, based on her Indian experience, and Zinda Bahar Lane based on Bangladesh. Fahmida Riaz is also an unrelenting social critic and has been active in several human rights movements. She was among the writers who campaigned against General Ziaul Haq’s military rule and the execution of Z.A. Bhutto, and had to suffer the wrath of the authorities and a period of self-exile. She has travelled widely and lectured at universities and cultural forums in England and the USA. Fahmida Riaz was given the Himmett-Hellman award by Human Rights Watch, New York, in 1997.

PKR 375
Out of stock!
More Information
ISBN 9780199065912
Weight in kg 0.110
Rights World
Year of Publication 2004
Binding Paperback
Pages 156 pages