Intikhab-e-Kalam: Majeed Lahori
The book contains a selection of satirical and humorous poetry by the well-known poet, journalist, and columnist Majeed Lahori. Lahori was popularly acclaimed for his humorous writings, often featuring such fictional characterisations as as Ramzani, Seth Tyre Jee Tube Jee, and Saeen Sulaiman Baadshah. The political and social situation of Pakistan at the time of its creation can clearly be discerned in his poetry. A few non-humorous pieces have also been included to give the readers a feel of what his poetry actually was as a whole. Lahori’s work comprised various poetic genres, including ghazals, nazms, songs, parodies, and other forms of verse popular in Urdu.
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.