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.