Oxford to organize a talk on Parveen Shakir

KARACHI: Oxford University Press (OUP) is organizing a talk based on its publication Intikhab-e-Kalam: Parveen Shakir compiled by Fatema Hassan on Wednesday, 21 May 2014, at the Oxford Bookshop, Khalid bin Waleed Road, Karachi, from 6 to 7 pm.

The book is a representative selection of the poetry of Parveen Shakir, one of the most outstanding modern Urdu poets. This volume is part of the Urdu Virsa series, published by OUP, of selections from the works of the best known Urdu poets.

In her talk, Fatema Hassan will chart the course of Parveen’s literary journey beginning from how she came into the limelight after the publication of her first collection Khushboo. Her other three collections of poems include Sadbarg, Khudkalami, and Inkaar; these four collections have been published as an anthology titled Mah e Tamam. Her collection of poems, Kaf e Aina and a selection of columns Gosha e Chashm, were published posthumously.

Dr Fatema Hassan is the Honorary Secretary of Anjuman Taraqqui e Urdu. She has published seven poetry collections including Behte Huwe Phool, Dastak se Dar ka Fasla, Yadein bhi ab Khwab hueen, and Yaad ki Barishein. She has also compiled

Oxford University Press publications Intikhab-e-Kalam: Parveen Shakir and the forthcoming Intikhab-e-Kalam: Zahida Khatoon Sherwaniya.

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