The Urdu author encouraged writers, by his own example, to bring in subjects that had been considered beyond the pale of literature.
Shakeel Badayuni wrote some memorable romantic poetry but remained aloof from the big ideas of his time.
The great Hindi writer remains as relevant today as he was more than a century ago.
With her erudite and cosmopolitan Aligarh background, Salma became the perfect foil to her urbane but quiet husband Krishan Chandar
On his fourth death anniversary, his translator analyses Shahryar’s work and shows that he was one of a kind
An improbable artist slowly comes alive in a new translation of Girti Deevarein, Upendranath Ashk’s classic novel.