Professor Sayed Amjad Hussain on Anjum Altaf’s topical new renditions of the timeless poetry of Faiz
by Professor Sayed Amjad Hussain Posted On
February 11, 2020
The Urdu poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz has been translated by many writers including Khalid Hasan, Victor Kiernan, Shiv Kumar and Daud Kamal among others. The small volume under review, while coming under the rubric of translation, is much more than literal translation of the original. Each poem is identified by its original Urdu title, making it easier to find the poem in Faiz’s published poetic works. In addition the author, in the foot notes, gives the names of others who have translated the particular poem and mentions the trigger that prompted him to translate the poem.
Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Author: Anjum Altaf
Pages: 80 pp
Published by: Liberty Publishing
Anjum Altaf is a well-known Pakistani academic. He has served as Professor of Economics and Dean of the...