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Azra Abbas

Azra Abbas was born in 1948 in Karachi. She earned her master’s degree in Urdu from Kara­chi University and went on to teach Urdu literature at a government college in Karachi....

Faruq Hassan

Faruq Hassan is an Urdu poet and he has translated several collections of Urdu fiction into English. He taught English at Dawson College and Urdu at McGill University. Now retired, he is...

Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Musharraf Ali Farooqi is an author, novelist and translator. His novel Between Clay and Dust was a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012. His earlier novel The...

Altaf Fatima

Altaf Fatima was born in Lucknow. Upon Partition in 1947 she migrated to Pakistan and settled in Lahore where she earned an MA and BEd from the University of Punjab. She is counted as a leading...

Intizaar Hussain

Intizaar Hussain was widely recognized as the preeminent author of Urdu fiction. Born in Dibai, Bulandshahr, India, Hussain migrated to Pakistan in 1947. He was a prolific writer, producing short...

Fahmida Riaz

Fahmida Riaz is a noted Pakistani feminist and a published poet in Urdu. She is also the author of a highly acclaimed novella, Godavari. Her most recent work is a volume of short stories, Khat-e...

Vali Ashraf Sabuhi

Vali Ashraf Sabuhi (1905–90) was a writer from an elite Delhi Muslim family. He migrated to Pakistan at its creation in 1947, and spent the rest of his life there. "Sahib-e-alam"...

Muhammad Khalid Akhtar

Muhammad Khalid Akhtar (1920–2002) was born in Allahbad Tehsil of the state of Bahawalpur. He studied in Bahawalpur and Lahore and in 1946 went to England for his postgraduate training in...

Sehba Sarwar

Sehba Sarwar's first novel Black Wings was published in 2004 (Alhamra Publishing). Her essays, poems and stories largely deal with issues of gender and displacement, and have been published...

Azhar Abidi

Azhar Abidi was born in Pakistan in 1968. After studying in England and Australia, he co-founded the literary magazine Cipher, which published the works of Pakistani writers writing in English...

Sayyid Nasim Abbas

Sayyid Nasim Abbas is a Shi'a Muslim scholar and preacher based in Lahore.
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