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).
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
The recently concluded LLF was all about the connection between art and fiction, and how culture blurs all boundaries between various genres
The number of conformist literature writers is on the rise in Pakistan while it is getting increa ingly hard to find new dissident popular writers
Asghar Nadeem Sayyad’s narrative style can make a reader fall in love with the art of inspired storytelling all over again
Discovering the indispensable link between psychology and art/ literature through a reading of Akhter Ahsen’s works