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Mir Ali Raza

Dreams Do Not Die

Sep 11, 2008 Mir Ali Raza

khwaab marte nahiiN... Faraz is gone. And this may be a good time to salute that gang of Pakistani troublemakers who shaped its progressive Urdu aesthetic, and who continued to sing and write poems about the commoners in their distinctive met

Dream And Nightmare

Nov 26, 2004 Mir Ali Raza

The second piece in our irregular series on progressive Urdu poets looks at Urdu poetry's flirtation with modernity, with examples from Sahir, Kaifi and Majaaz

What If The Satanic Verses Had Not Been Banned?

For one, Ayatollah Khomeini would probably never have seen a televised protest which prompted him to issue that infamous fatwa proscribing a book he had himself never read....

The Poetry Of 'No'

Jul 29, 2004 Mir Ali Raza

Beginning a new series on progressive Urdu poets with this appreciation - Sahir Ludhianvi's Aesthetic Experiment - that the author plans to follow with similar profiles of Faiz, Makhdoom, Kaifi Azmi and others.

Not Just Cricket

"What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?" So asked CLR James in 1963. Yet again, in this World Cup, cricket became the theater to enact a complex moral position vis-a-vis nationalism.

05 October, 2001

The Fatwa Of "No"

Mir Ali Raza

It is certainly possible for all Muslims to issue their own fatwa. To Imam Bukhari and his recommendation that every Muslim follow the Taliban in jihad, I simply say no.

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