Annual of Urdu Studies, v. 4, 1984 p. 125.

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Wazeer Agha (b. 1922) is a poet and literary critic of distinction. He has published nine volumes of literary criticism, two of essays, and four collections of poetry, beside founding and editing two literary journals.

Saleem Ahmad (d. 1983). See page 122 of this issue.

Tanweer Anjum (b. 1956) teaches English literature in a college at Karachi and has published one volume of poetry.

Iftikhar Arif resides in London, where he is the Honorary Secretary of the Urdu Markaz (see AUS #3 (1983), p. 121-122). He has published one volume of poetry-Muhammad Ahsan Farooqi was a professor of English literature and had taught at several universities in India and Pakistan. He also wrote extensively in Urdu, including five books of literary criticism and three novels. Much of his fiction still remains scattered in literary magazines.

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi (b. 1936) is Joint Secretary, Govt. of India, Department of Nonconventional Energy Sources. He is much better known for his literary criticism and poetry in Urdu, and as the founder-editor of sabxun (Allahabad). His first book in English, The Secret Mirror: Essays on Urdu Poetry (Delhi, 1981), was reviewed in AUS #3 (1983),

Khalid Hasan resides in W. Germany and frequestly writes on Urdu writers and literary issues in English language journals in Pakistan. He is the co-editor, with Faruq Hassan, of and anthology of Urdu short stories from Pakistan, versions of Truth (New Delhi, 1983).

Faruq Hassan (b. 1939) teaches English language and literature at Dawson College, Montreal, His first independent book of poems was published last year.

Zahida Hena lives in Karachi and has published one volume of short stories.

Naomi Lazard is a well-known American poet. Her work with Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Carolyn Kizer on a new translation of selected poems by Faiz has led her to an increased interest in Urdu poetry. A most gratifying development.

Hasan Manzar is a psychiatrist by training and has published two voulmes of short stories.

Muhammad Umar Memon is now a full professor of Urdu at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His translations of stories by Abdullah Hussein have just been published: Night and other stories (New Delhi: Orient Longman, 1984).


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