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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

Asif Farrukhi was an author, critic, and translator. He was educated at Dow Medical College, Karachi, and Harvard University, USA. He was known for his short stories, essays, and collections of short fiction. He was editor of Duniyazad, a literary Urdu journal. For his distinguished work, he was awarded the Prime Minister’s Literary Award by the Pakistan Academy of Letters in 1997 and the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.

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