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Intikhab-e-Kalam: Fahmida Riaz

Compiled by Asif Farrukhi

This book contains selected poems by Fahmida Riaz, one of the leading Urdu poets of modern times. A deeply committed person, she has been a political activist since she was a student and a literary pioneer of the women’s liberation movement in Pakistan. Her protest poetry caught the imagination of her generation. As this generation grew, so did her popularity and critical esteem.

Fahmida Riaz has spent several years abroad: in London, working for the BBC, and then in India as a political exile. All her political and feminist aspirations are reflected in her poetry of which she has published several volumes. She has also written a novel Godavari, the English translation of which is under publication.

Author Description

Dr Asif Farrukhi is a renowned literary figure of Pakistan. He has compiled many anthologies of Pakistani writers. He regularly contributes to a leading daily, Dawn Karachi and different literary periodicals. He is currently editing and publishing a literary miscellany in Urdu Duniyazaad. He is a Doctor of Medicine by profession. He received the Prime Minister's award for literature in 1995 and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in 2005 by the President of Pakistan.

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ISBN 9780195476033
Weight in kg 0.055
Rights World
Year of Publication 2015
Binding Paperback
Pages 64 pages