Faiz Ahmed Faiz

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Manan Kapoor
The celebrated Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali was instrumental in popularising ghazals in the West. One figure who brought him closer to the form was the legendary ghazal singer Begum Akhtar. We look at Akhtar’s influence on the poet and his work, their relationship and how he beautifully…
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Aamer Hussein
  A literary memoir on the raptures of discovering Urdu literature, this lyrical essay is the Pakistani-born, London-based writer’s eloquent and poignant testament of the mysterious and plural ways in which reading shapes one’s creative writing. The essay mentions the range of narrative techniques…
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One of the most important front organizations of the Communist Party of India created for specific professional groups was, the All-India Progressive Writers’ Association (AIPWA). The Progressives were attempting to analyze literature socially and introduce scientific rationalism. They were trying…
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