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Tribute from Pakistan: Remembering Neeraj

Tribute from Pakistan: Remembering Neeraj

With the death of Gopal Das Neeraj in July 2018, Hindi and Urdu have lost a poet who could write with equal felicity in both languages. Let’s take a look at this couplet: Ab to mazhab koi esa bhi...
N.M. Rashid’s universal poem on life, light, and fear

N.M. Rashid’s universal poem on life, light, and fear

Joy of Urdu Boston launch at MIT As a Bengali born and brought up in UP who loves Urdu literature, sadly I don’t know how to read and write the Urdu script. But since most Urdu literature has been...
Finding “The Country Without A Post Office”

Finding “The Country Without A Post Office”

“The dusk here does not arrive on the shoulders of golden sunsets any more, but on the heels of long, encroaching shadows of untraceable trees in the distance, gloomy parallel patterns that...