Intikhab-e-Kalam: Aarzoo Lakhnavi
This is a representative selection of Aarzoo Lakhnavi’s poetry. His career as a poet began with the composition of a marsiya at the age of twelve. Guided by Jalaal Lakhnavi, he soon became skilled in the art of poetry. Three collections of Aarzoo’s ghazals, Fughan-e-Aarzoo, Jahan-e-Aarzoo, and Nishan-e-Aarzoo have been popular with Urdu poetry readers. He moved to Bombay in 1942, where he wrote lyrics and dialogues for films.
Dr Muhammad Reza Kazimi has an MA and PhD from the University of Karachi. He is a critic of Urdu literature and has taught for more than thirty years in different colleges, and at the University of Karachi, the Aga Khan University, and M.A. Jinnah University in Karachi. His latest Urdu book Tehzeeb o Takhleeq has been published by Karachi University. His latest English book is A Concise History of Pakistan (OUP 2009). His other publications are Mutale'a-e-Pakistan (OUP, 2006); Pakistan Studies (OUP, 2007); Liaquat Ali Khan: His Life and Work (OUP, 2015); Intikhab-e-Kalam: Ghalib (OUP, 2009); Intikhab-e-Kalam: Sahir Ludhianvi (OUP, 2013).