Ghulam Abbas (1909-1982) was a master craftsman in the genre of
short story. His first great success was the story "Anandi," published in 1939. His published works include three collections of stories and two short novels. The story translated here is from the second collection, Jare kl Candnl (Karachi, 1960).
Ahmed Ali (b. 1910) is well known for his novel. Twilight in Delhi, and his anthology of translations. The Golden Tradition. He has just completed a new translation of the Qur'an.
Baidar Bakht lives in Toronto, where he is active in Urdu circles.
Gerhard Bowering is associate professor of Islamic Studies in the
Dept. of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include The Mystical Vision of Existence in Classical Islam (Berlin-New York, 1980) and a series of articles on Sufi topics.
Saqi Farooqi writes poetry in Urdu and English. (For more details, see the article by Faruq Hassan.)
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi is a well-known critic and poet, whose
review of Khushwant Singh's Complaint and Answer: Iqbal's Dialogue with Allah (New Delhi, 1981) appeared in the AUS #2, 1982.
Rafey Habib is finishing his dissertation on Rashed and Eliot at Oxford. He also writes poetry in English.
Faruq Hassan teaches at Dawson College, Montreal. His second collection of poems is expected this year.
Akhtar-ul-Iman (b. 1915) lives in Bombay. He has published four
volumes of poetry, the most recent being Nay a Ahang (Bombay, 1977).
Kathleen Jaeger teaches in the Dept. of English at Dalhousie University.
Akhtar Jamal has published one novel, pHul aur Barud (Lahore,
1967), and a collection of short stories, ungliyaN Figar ApnT (Lahore, 1977), whose title story is translated here.
S. Alam Khundmiri teaches Philosophy at Osmania University, Hyderabad (India).
Muhammad Umar Memon was recently the guest-editor of the Intizar Husain Issue of the Journal of South Asian Literature. His book of translations from Abdullah Hussain will soon be published by Orient Longman.