Intikhab-e-Kalam: Allama Iqbal
Compiled by Muhammad Reza Kazimi
This book contains a selection from the poems of Allama Iqbal,the first Urdu poet credited with a systematic philosophy, i.e. Khudi which means self-awareness or loftiness of character. His poetry inspired many generations, both before and after Independence, since infinite struggle was his ideal. Iqbal struck a responsive chord in his readers, more than any lyrical poet has been able to strike. His style is better described as scriptural rather than as the grand style usually employed in religious themes.
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).