Earlier, we Indians had to translate into English to reach the West. But now it’s people from the West who are attracted to Hindi literature and are translating our works, says Gulzar
Urdu publishing stares at a bleak present—of poor quality paper, printing, binding, packaging and no marketing. But most of all, it craves for readers.
Jila Watni (exile) was an important theme in the works of Progressive Urdu poets, who were committed to social justice and gender equality.
Caught between a rapidly changing socio-political environment and cultural atrophy, literature in Uttar Pradesh is in limbo
Along with Lucknowi mushaira and Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, Urdu literature is in decline. And the current socio-political atmosphere can't escape its share of the...