Ashfaq Hussain

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For the author of Gentleman Bismillah, see Colonel Ashfaq Hussain

Ashfaq Hussain
Hussain in 2010
Hussain in 2010
Born (1951-01-01) 1 January 1951 (age 68)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
OccupationUrdu poet
Alma materUniversity of Karachi
Notable awardsPresidential Pride of Performance

Ashfaq Hussain Zaidi, PP, (born 1 January 1951) is an Urdu poet[1] and an author of more than 10 books of poetry and literary criticism. He is considered by many as the foremost expert on the life and works of great Urdu poets Faiz Ahmed Faiz,[2] Ahmad Faraz and also on Progressive Writers Movement. For his contributions to Urdu literature, Hussain was awarded the Presidential Pride of Performance from the government of Pakistan.

Works[edit]

Authored[edit]

  • Faiz Ek Jaiza (1977)
  • Aitabar (1979)
  • That Day Will Dawn (1985)
  • Neendar Nal Rishta (1986)
  • Hum Ajnabi Hain (1992)
  • Faiz Habib e Amberdast (1992)
  • Faiz ke Maghrabi Hawaley (1993)
  • Faiz shakhsiat aur fun (2006)
  • Ahmad Faraz: yadoon ka ek sunehra waraq (2008)
  • Aashian Gum Karda (2009)
  • Mein Gaya Waqt Nahin Hoon(2010)(Published in India)
  • Sheeshoan Ka Masiha (2011)
  • Deewar-e-Dabastan Par (2012)

His Urdu poetry has been translated in English and Punjabi.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vassanji, M. G. (1985). A Meeting of streams: South Asian Canadian literature. TSAR Publications. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-920661-00-0. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ Khan, Aaqib (11 February 2011). "Centennial celebration: To an enduring symbol of resistance – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ "KARACHI: Tribute paid to Ashfaq Hussain -DAWN – Local; December 18, 2003". Archives.dawn.com. 18 December 2003. Retrieved 5 June 2013.

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