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Urdu literature

URDU LITERATURE NEWS

Noted writer, poet Shamsur Rahman Faruqi passes away

December 26, 2020 2:00 am

“The tallest figure in the world of Urdu, his death leaves a void that cannot be filled,” said Anis Azmi, theatreperson and former general secretary of the Urdu Academy of Delhi.

Saving India's Urdu heritage, one book at a time

August 26, 2020 1:09 pm

In 2015, the Rekhta Foundation started Jashn-e-Rekhta, a festival of the letters and the arts to popularise Urdu. In 2017, it launched Aamozish, an e-learning platform, where over 60,000 people have learnt the language till date.

Popular Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain passes away in Hyderabad

May 28, 2020 10:19 am

Many of Hussain's books have been translated from Urdu to Hindi, English and other languages over the years.

Culture in the time of corona: Sitting at home, audiences zoom in on art

April 11, 2020 12:05 pm

Artists, working on the belief that a pandemic is one of the most powerful reasons to turn to art, have found a way to reach audiences.

100 years of Amrita Pritam: An ode to a rebel, her words & love

September 04, 2019 1:39 am

Unapologetically bold and expressive, both in her writings and personal life, Amrit Kaur alias Amrita Pritam born in Gujranwala of Pakistan on August 31, 1919 was all that a woman wasn't allowed or accepted to be in her times — a fierce writer, a passionate lover and a born rebel.

Lives of the Poets

November 01, 2014 2:36 am

The grand old man of Urdu literature, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, on a new translation of his stories, reinstating the past in the present, and why India can’t afford to forget.

Rashid Jahan: A Spark That Lit the Fire

May 23, 2014 2:03 pm

A biography brings to life the forgotten Progressive Urdu writer, Rashid Jahan, whose stories opened the doors to the zenana

Urdu poet K L Zakir pens book on Kashmir

April 15, 2012 6:13 am

On his 93rd birthday last week,the doyen of Urdu literature could not have received a better birthday gift.

Wild Child Turns 100

January 23, 2012 6:04 am

The epitaph that he penned for himself reads: “There Saadat Hasan Manto lies buried,and buried in his breast are all the secrets of the art of story-writing.