Intikhab: Hasan Askari
This book provides a popular selection of short stories by Hasan Askari who was a versatile writer and a major figure in twentieth century Urdu letters. He established his reputation as a short story writer during the formation of Progressive Writers Movement when Saadat Hasan Manto and other major writers were becoming better known. His stories attracted a great deal of attention due to his choice of subjects and themes, Chekhovian attention to detail, and a naturalistic flavour.
Dr Asif Farrukhi is a renowned literary figure of Pakistan. He has compiled many anthologies of Pakistani writers. He regularly contributes to a leading daily, Dawn Karachi and different literary periodicals. He is currently editing and publishing a literary miscellany in Urdu Duniyazaad. He is a Doctor of Medicine by profession. He received the Prime Minister's award for literature in 1995 and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in 2005 by the President of Pakistan.