Annual of Urdu Studies, v. 7, 1990 p. 157.

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Azra Abbas: lives in Karachi, has published two books of poetry. Jan Brzezinski: is a graduate student at McGill University, Montreal.

Mukhtar Chaudhary: teaches English language and literature at Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Ismat Chughtai: famous novelist and short story writer. A selection of her stories has just been translated by Tahira Naqvi for publication in India.

Asif Aslam Farrukhi: teaches Public Health at the Aga Khan College of Medicine in Karachi; has published two voulmes of stories in Urdu;

writes regularly in English on Urdu literary matters in various Pakistani journals.

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi: critic and poet; founder/editor of Sabxun. His most recent publications are two highly original and useful interpretative studies of Ghalib and Mir.

Jamila Feldman: is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kathryn Hansen: teaches at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver;

has written on Hindi fiction and popular drama and translated 'Renu'. She is currently working on the Nautanki.

Muzaffar Iqbal: lives in Canada, working on a sequence of novels, of which Inxila, excerpted here, was the first.

A. S. Kaisi: teaches at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

"Naznin Pittsburghvi": ?

Surendra Prakash: has published two volumes of stories; lives in Bombay where he writes for the movies.

Frances Pritchett: teaches at Columbia University; her translations of the shorter version of the Hamza tale and of the novel Basti by Intizar Husain will appear next year.


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