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Remembering Allama Iqbal

Remembering Allama Iqbal

Peer Bilal Baba and M Altaf Kumhar Dr Allama Iqbal, a Sialkot born philosopher and poet, studied literature, law and philosophy at Government College at Lahore and Cambridge University. Later he did his PhD at the University of Munich. Eighty years down the line, his dream of Muslims’ return to an early phase of Islam […]

 Bani Umer

Mahirul Qadri: One man army against progressive left

Mahirul Qadri: One man army against progressive left

Being a literature student I still call up those poems which I read when I was studying in a school under the aegis of Falah e Aam Trust. It was in this school, I first time heard the names of poets like Nayeem Siddiqui, Hafeez Meerthi, Abu Mujahid Zahid and Mahirul Qadri. During those days […]

 Dr Ashraf Lone

Mansoor Ahmad Mansoor: Doyen of Urdu Resistance Literature in Kashmir

Mansoor Ahmad Mansoor: Doyen of Urdu Resistance Literature in Kashmir

Resistance and protest is intrinsic to any literature. It has been there from times immemorial. Even most critics claim that literature is basically all about resistance and protest. But this is half truth as most of the romantic literature is not about any resistance if we analyse it in the modern sense of the meaning […]