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October 20, 1966|
Harris Khalique (Urdu: حارث خلیق) (born 20 October 1966) is a poet, writer, and civil society leader, based in Pakistan. He has written in both Urdu and English. He has eight collections of verse and a book of creative non-fiction behind him. Some of his Urdu and English poems with German translation are available online.
Harris Khalique was born in Karachi, Pakistan, on 20 October 1966 to a writer-filmmaker father, Khalique Ibrahim Khalique, and a writer-teacher mother, Hamra Khalique. He attended Public School Karachi Cantt., D.J. Sindh Government Science College and N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi. He did MA from London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
His recent collection of Urdu poetry, Ishq Ki Taqveem Mein (Urdu) was well received, winning the ‘UBL Literary Excellence Award 2013’ in the category of Urdu poetry.. In 2004, he published collection of English poetry, Between You and Your Love, which was revised in 2014.
Harris Khalique’s interests straddle South Asian politics, human rights and international development. He has contributed to newspapers and magazines in Pakistan and abroad for more than 25 years with a weekly column in The News International for eight years.
- Melay Mein (Urdu, 2012) - ISBN 978-969-419-044-0
- Ishq Ki Taqveem Mein (Urdu, 2006) - ISBN 969-419-023-1
- Purani Numaish (Urdu, 2001)
- Saray Kaam Zaroori Thay (Urdu, 1997) - ISBN 969-441-019-3
- If Wishes Were Horses (English, 1996)
- Unfinished Histories (co-written, English, 2002)- ISBN 969-516-065-4
Anthologies where some work appeared
- Dragonfly in the Sun – 50 years of Pakistani writing in English, Oxford University Press, 1997 (ISBN 978-0195778489)
- The Poetry of Men’s Lives, The University of Georgia Press, 2004 (ISBN 978-0820326498)
- Language for a New Century, W.W. Norton and Co., 2008 (ISBN 978-0820326498)
- Pakistani Urdu Verse, Oxford University Press, 2010 (ISBN 978-0195478914)
- Windows on the World – 50 writers, 50 views, Penguin US, 2014 (ISBN 978-1594205545)
- pakistangendernews. http://www.pakistangendernews.org/tag/harris-khalique/
- DAI Team, http://dai.com/who-we-are/our-team/harris-khalique