The writer is a Lahore-based critic, short story writer and author of Urdu Adab ki Tashkeel e Jadid (criticism) and Farishta Nahi Aya (short stories).
In his latest anthology of short stories, Columeau dives deep into the cultural, psychical and existential realms of region
The provenance of Urdu literature produced in Pakistan in the last 75 years lies in the poetics of modern-national literature which began in...
Newness in poetic expression is neither a homogenous notion, nor has a single motive
A general invitation to think with Mirza Ghalib — one of the most creative minds in the history of South Asia
Riffat Abbas’s newly translated novel is about an imaginary city without kings, suppression or wars
Peerzada Salman’s debut explores how deeply entwined art and ordinary life are with each other
Dr Abrar Ahmad lives on in his poetry
Iftikhar Arif’s new volume of poems testifies to his command over the art of poetry
Reform of the modern Urdu canon was an ambitious project having no parallel in the history of imperialism
Writing is an act of creating order out of disorder, coherence out of chaos and an attempt at making absurdity bearable