Nigar Khana

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Nigar Khana
Mazameen e Shanul Haq Haqqee Ki Muntakhib Tehriraen

Shanul Haq Haqqee


This is a selection of Shanul Haq Haqqee’s literary essays. Haqqee had a fascination for words. Whatever he wrote, whether poetry, translations, criticism, or journalism, had a touch of his linguistic predilections. His chief concern was words and his experimentation in poetry was basically an effort to understand the usage and vocabulary of Urdu. Following in the footsteps of Ameer Khusro, Haqqee composed Pahelis, or riddles, and Kehmukarnis, a kind of comic riddle. He even composed Rekhti, a genre of Urdu poetry written in the jargon of women and expressing sentiments peculiar to them. This book can be used as a supplementary reader for students of Urdu literature as well as general readers.


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Shanul Haq Haqqee (December 15, 1917 - October 11, 2005) Shanul Haq Haqqee is a well-known author, poet, lexicographer, and translator. He is the translator of The Oxford English Urdu Dictionary. He has also edited many literary journals and served in media organizations. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in 1985. He has also written for children. He died in Canada in 2005.

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ISBN 9780199403974
Weight in kg No
Rights World
Year of Publication November 2017
Binding Paperback
Pages 280 pages
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