Intikhab: Ibn-e-Saeed

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Intikhab: Ibn-e-Saeed

Compiled by Asif Farrukhi


This book is a selection from Ibn e Saeed’s work covering the entire span of his creative output. With the recent posthumous publication of two undiscovered writings (Mehwar and Roshniyoun Ka Shehar), Ibn e Saeed is emerging as a writer to be reckoned with in the realm of Urdu literature. A well-known journalist, he also published more than 40 short stories through a long career but for somehow did not put together any collection of his work. A literary friend of Qurratulain Hyder, he shied away from any publicity. This has resulted in almost total neglect of this unusual writer. Because of his service with the British Indian Army, he was one of the first foreigners to travel to Hiroshima soon after the devastating impact of the World War and to witness the surrender of the Japanese forces in Singapore, experiences which provided material for his fiction. The editor of this selection, Asif Farrukhi, has researched Saeed’s life and works to contribute a major essay on this remarkable but neglected writer.


Author Description

Dr Asif Farrukhi is a professor, short story-writer and critic. He has compiled many anthologies of Pakistani writers. He regularly contributes to the leading daily Dawn, Karachi, and various literary periodicals. He is currently editing and publishing Duniyazaad, a literary miscellany in Urdu. He received the Prime Minister’s award for literature in 1995 and the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz in 2005.

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ISBN 9780199408719
Weight in kg 0.2700
Rights World
Year of Publication 2018
Binding Paperback
Pages 302 pages
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