Intikhab-e-Kalam: Iftikhar Arif
This is a representative selection of the works of vetern poet Iftikhar Arif. Arif’s poetry laments the loss of moral values and speaks contemptuously of the greed, hypocrisy, and callousness that mar our society today. However, he sees the social and political milieu in a wider historical perspective. He has published three collections of poetry: Mehr-i-do neem (1984), Harf-i-baryab (1994) and Jahan-i-maaloom (2005). His collected works, Kitab-i-dil-o-dunya, was published in 2009.
Prof. Dr Abdul Aziz Sahir is a distinguished Pakistani critic and researcher in Urdu literature. Currently he is serving as Chairman, Department of Urdu, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. He has also compiled Intikhab-e-Kalam: Asghar Gondvi, also published by Oxford University Press Pakistan.