Khalid Alvi

The writer teaches Urdu literature at Zakir Hussain College, Delhi University.

Articles By Khalid Alvi

From Mughals to Sufi poets, Holi has been part of Muslim culture, literature

The references to Holi are innumerable in Urdu poetry. Almost no important Urdu poet, from Khusrau to Sahir Ludhyanvi, left this topic untouched.

The people’s writer

Remembering one of Independent India’s best-known Hindi author and literary critic, Namvar Singh, who passed away yesterday

A rebel, a feminist

Fahmida Riaz’s radicalism attracted hostility but that didn’t curb her spirit.

In Good Faith: The Hindus with Hussain

Hussaini Brahmins, various Hindu figures mark Muharram