Tag: Pakistani Poetry

Call for Papers: Pakistaniaat Special Issue on FAIZ AHMED FAIZ

Special issue of  Pakistaniaat on FAIZ AHMED FAIZ, December 2011 This special issue is in honour of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s centennial year and is dedicated to the universal themes of love and resistance in his poetry. Faiz has had and continues to have a national following as a people’s poet in Pakistan. He has also…

Pakistan’s Fertile Artistic Ground

(From mustafaqadri.net) Granta may be showcasing Pakistan’s English language writers, but this is only the tip of an artistic iceberg. guardian.co.uk, Sunday 10 October 2010, 14.00 BST It is no coincidence that a wealth of literary talent has arisen in Pakistan as the country faces unprecedented challenges. Like all our artists, the stories our authors…

Poetic Discourses in Pakistan

(Syndicated from Viewpoint Online) Undoubtedly, it is our Sindhi, Pushto, Seraiki, Punjabi and Balochi poetry that vigorously and gallantly challenged and even rejected the system of internal colonialism in Pakistan. This aspect of our poetry, however, has rarely been explored in our literary discussions which have been mostly overshadowed by the mainstream literature. Pakistan’s postcolonial…

Translating a Poetic Discourse: Modern Poetry of Pakistan

[Posted from Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 2, No. 3 (2010)] Modern Poetry of Pakistan. Iftikhar Arif, Waqas Khwaja, eds. London: Dalkey Archive Press, 2011. ISBN-9781564786050. It’s a rarity to see English translations of Pakistani poetry from Urdu and regional languages in one anthology. The well known contemporary Urdu poet, Iftikhar Arif, who…

Coming Soon: Pakistaniaat December Issue

Our December issue will soon be available online as well as in the print version. Please note that from this issue onward, Pakistaniaat will become a Delayed-Open Access journal, which means that you would need to subscribe to access our current content. All members of our editorial staff and all of our contributors will receive…

Pakistaniaat: Moving to Delayed Open-Access

This is to let all of you know that from our December Issue onward, Pakistaniaat will become a delayed open-access journal. We do this for the long-term sustainability of the journal and to generate some funds for the journal by encouraging individual and institutional subscriptions. All this means is that when we publish an issue,…

محاصره–احمد فراز

  …میرے غنیم نے مجھکو پیام بھیجا ہے کہ حلقہ زن ہیں میرے گرد لشکری اُسکے فصیل شہر کے ہر برج، ہر مینارے پر کماں بدست ستادہ ہیں عسکری اُسکے وہ برقِ لہر بجھا دی گئی ہے جسکی تپش وجودِ خاک میں آتش فشاں جگاتی تھی بچھا دیا گیا بارود اسکے پانی میں وہ جوئے…

Pakistaniaat: The Kindle Edition

Here is the latest in Pakistaniaat’s publishing innovation. All four issues published so far are now available on Kindle and can be ordered through Amazon.com. Here is a link to the page: Pakistaniaat on Kindle. Please pass this on to your friends and feel free to post this on your blogs. Masood Raja, Editor

Review: Constructing Pakistan by Aliya Anjum

From Dawn, Pakistan The story of Pakistan Reviewed By Aliya Anjum Sunday, 26 Sep, 2010 | 07:23 AM PST MASOOD Ashraf Raja’s book Constructing Pakistan is a very refreshing take on history. He has attempted to reconstruct the Indian-Muslim situation after the 1857 War of Independence, their response to British rule and the eventual culmination…