Intikhab-e-Kalam: Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum

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Intikhab-e-Kalam: Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum

Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum

This is a representative selection of Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum’s poetry. He was an eminent poet in Urdu and in Punjabi. He has also translated Persian poetry for children into Punjabi and Urdu. He also wrote many patriotic songs. In the Indo-Pak wars, he composed many motivational songs for the nation and the troops. He was the first Urdu poet to consciously work in the children’s interest. His songs are very popular among the general public and his poetry is a part of the primary school syllabus. In 1962, he received the Pride of Performance Award from the President of Pakistan and was later awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan.

Author Description

Sufi Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum (1898 – 1978) was a famous poet of the twentieth century. He is best known for his many poems written for children, as the creator of the Tot Batot character, and as the translator of many poetical works from Urdu and Persian into Punjabi. His style is in the classical tradition, with a deep awareness of the pain and suffering that afflicts people in modern life. He earned a Master's degree in Persian from Forman Christian College (FCC) in Lahore. He joined the faculty of Government College Lahore, the institution with which he remained associated for his entire career, rising to head the Department of Persian Studies. He died on 7 Feb 1978.


Dr Rauf Parekh has an MA and PhD from the University of Karachi. He is a critic of Urdu Literature and regularly contributes to the daily Dawn, Karachi. He is a former Chief Editor of the Urdu Dictionary Board. Now he is teaching at the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi. He is the compiler of the first slang Urdu dictionary and Chief Editor of the Oxford Urdu – English Dictionary.

Additional Information

Additional Information

ISBN 9780199405060
Weight in kg 0.0550
Rights World
Year of Publication 2017
Binding Paperback
Pages 64 pages


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