Dawn News

March, 31 2015

Intizar Husain

COLUMN: The art of Ikramullah

Ikramullah is a realist. While describing things he never cares to be romantic. Such is the art of this novelist. Published Mar 15, 2015 06:35am

COLUMN: Poets and the animal kingdom

THE late recognition of Majeed Amjad as a poet has served him well. He belonged to the period of the 1930s and 1940s... Published Feb 01, 2015 06:14am

COLUMN: Meeting of the minds

IN the latest issue of Me’yar, the research journal of the Urdu department of the Inter­national Islamic... Published Jan 25, 2015 07:43am

COLUMN: A sad development for Urdu

The Annual of Urdu Studies (AUS), a literary journal published under the editorship of Professor Muhammad Umar Memon... Published Jan 18, 2015 07:19am

COLUMN: Three poets, three languages

DISTINGUISHED critic Dr Anwar Ahmad has come out with a novel idea. He says that “we stand in need of some common... Published Dec 01, 2014 03:54pm

COLUMN: The art of marsiya

THE poetic form of the marsiya has come to be associated, in Urdu, exclusively with the tragedy of Karbala. We can... Published Nov 02, 2014 06:27am

URDU CONFERENCE: The power of words

WHILE participating in the Urdu Con­ference held in Karachi, I tried my best to attend all the sessions but the... Published Oct 27, 2014 02:19pm

COLUMN: Recording lives

“I have seen from very close quarters a number of well-known personalities and have learnt much from non-entities... Published Oct 20, 2014 02:34pm

COLUMN: The sacredness of animals

WHILE browsing the haphazardly arranged titles at a book stall, one in particular captured my attention — Sacred... Published Oct 12, 2014 07:37am

COLUMN: A third kind of biography

MAULANA Ghulam Rasool Mehr’s biography of Ghalib was first published under the title Ghalib in 1936. It was... Published Oct 09, 2014 03:27pm

COLUMN: The indefatigable writer

TILL yesterday Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was known to us as a leading Urdu scholar. But after the publication of his... Published Sep 29, 2014 04:42pm