Alamgir Hashmi

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Alamgir Hashmi (Urdu: عالمگیر ہاشمی) (also known as Aurangzeb Alamgir Hashmi) (born November 15, 1951) is an English poet of Pakistani origin.[1] He was a practicing transnational humanist and educator in North American, European and Asian universities. His contributions to literary theory, literary criticism, historiography and cultural studies impacted these disciplines in the 1980s. As a result, curriculum and pedagogy underwent substantial changes.[2] He argued for a "comparative" aesthetic to foster humane cultural norms. He showed and advocated new paths of reading the classical and modern texts and emphasized the sublime nature, position and pleasures of language arts to be shared, rejecting their reduction to social or professional utilities.[3] He produced many books of seminal literary and critical importance as well as series of lectures and essays (such as "Modern Letters") in the general press. [4]


  1. ^ Neil Roberts (15 April 2008). A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-99866-3. 
  2. ^ "Poet Hashmi Reads At IWP Oct. 29 - University News Service - The University of Iowa". 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Many Worlds", World Literature Today, 83.3 (May/June, 2009)
  4. ^ "Alamgir Hashmi", WritersNet

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