Intikhab-e-Kalam: Shaad Azeemabadi
Compiled by Muhammad Reza Kazimi
This book contains a selection from the poems of Shaad Azeemabadi who was responsible, firstly, for the revival of Urdu ghazal, and, secondly, for giving an ideological basis to the Urdu elegy. In Shaad, the creative impulse was stronger
than critical insight. Shaad wrote of requited love in a more respectable setting. The lyrical abandon found in his poems is yet to be equalled.
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).