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Translations of Transgressions

Translations of Transgressions

admin 09/03/2020 0
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.   Title: Transgressions 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...
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In Conversation with Fatima Bhutto

In Conversation with Fatima Bhutto

admin 17/02/2020 0
  Presented by "Iqra Abid Hasan"     Liberty Publishing presents 'New Kings Of The World' by Fatima Bhutto,bestselling author of 'Songs of Blood and Sword' and 'The Runaways' . Explore the cultural industries of multiple eastern countries at the forefront of the challenge to American soft power .         As an avid reader of your works, I am quite interested to know what inspired you to venture into the world of non-fiction once again after all these years, for your last two titles have been fictional. I gathered from your interviews that you are of the belief that this era marks the biggest threat to American cultural hegemony to date. Any other reason you felt inspired?.   I love non-fiction, both as a reader and as a writer. So was keen to come back to it but was waiting for the right topic and the idea of global popular culture in the 21st century, the changing dynamics of soft power, the rise of Asia and the end of the American century was so fascinating to me, I kne...
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