The non-fictional literature written in Urdu is an extraordinary masterpiece in itself. Whether it is criticism or articles written on literature, art, culture, civilization and history, these writings have afforded a new dimension to the literary, social, and cultural discourse of the subcontinent. Presenting, a comprehensive selection of all such writings to give you more food for thought than ever.

1911 -2002

One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.

1896 -1978

Prominent poet who mastered the poetic idiom of Lucknow poetry.

1860 -1926

A prominent scholar, author, translator, and novelist of twentieth century. Had a keen eye on the socio-cultural life of Lucknow.


Known for his acute observations of social realities among the contemporary fiction writers and their representation in his fiction.

1888 -1958

One of the front-rank leaders of Indian freedom movement and a well-known scholar.


One of the most prominent contemporary Pakistani poets


Well-known critic, poet, and Urdu faculty at Jamia Millia Islamia, known for his critical book on MeerTaqi Meer


One of the leading and reputed Pakistani poets known for his neo-classical tone, equally well-known in India, lives in Houston USA.

1913 -2000

One of the most celebrated progressive poets, literary critic, public intellectual and editor.Contemporary of Faiz Ahmad Faiz. Recipient of Gyanpeeth Award. Produced documentaries on Urdu poetry.

1837 -1914

One of the founders of Urdu criticism. Outstanding pre-modern poet. Famous for writing Yaadgar-e-ghalib the first biography of Mirza Ghalib.


One of the prominent new generation Indian Urdu poets.


Prominent Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan who also occasionally writes poetry

1885 -1967

Prominent among the later poets of Lucknow School, known for his individual signature. Also served as Additional Commissioner, Education Minister, Home Minister, and officiating Prime Minster in the Government of Kashmir.

1925 -2004

Prominent Pakistani fiction writer, famous for the story “Gadaria”.

1959 -2020

One of prominent short story writers, known for his literary journalism.


Prominent critic and poet, worked as professor of Urdu in Delhi University