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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.