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Khaaka, or sketch, has been one of the most important genres in world literature. Through this genre, we can find countless known and unknown personalities incarnate and sentient. In Urdu, too, authors have extensively written in this genre. Khaakas of Maulvi Abdul Haq, Shahid Ahmad Dehlvi, Ashraf Sabuhi and Saadat Hassan Manto are still read with great interest. Here is bringing together a novel collection of some of the finest Khaakas written in Urdu to tickle your fancy. Find them in both Urdu and Devanagari scripts, at just a click afar!

1916 -2006

Most outstanding Pakistani, Progressive poet. Also counted among leading fiction-writers. Edited an important literary magazine Funoon.


Well-known contemporary poet

1916 -2004

Well-known poet and critic known for his book 'Do Adabi School'

1905 -1990

A prominent member of Deputy Nazir Ahmad’s family; noted story writer and translator; known well for their narrative Dilli Ki Chand Ajeeb Hastiyan

1923 -2016

Eminent contemporary Pakistani Urdu fiction writer, critic,editor & academician. Father of writer & translator Asif Farrukhi.

1927 -2006

Radical Urdu critic who wrote unconventional poetry.

1904 -1955

A poet and Journalist. Famous especially for his humorous columns.

1866 -1955

Prominent scholar of Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit


Poet, critic, and fiction writer, known for his writings on sensitive social issues.

1915 -1991

One of the most prominent fiction writers of the non-traditional kind, well known for her stories 'Lihaf' and 'Tedhi Lakeer'.

1928 -2012

One of the most prominent modern poets. Was associated with Doordarshan

1914 -1999

A noted story writer and playwright from Pakistan; also a recipient of important awards of Pakistan.

1936 -2020

Mujtaba Husain a prolific and critically acclaimed humourist in the field of Urdu literature. He was honored with the award of the much-coveted Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contributions to Urdu literature.

1936 -2017

Prominent short story writer, known for writing fictional narratives of the traditional mores of Lucknowi life and times. Also wrote critical and autobiographical books.

1915 -1984

One of the most prominent short story writers and novelists of Urdu, a contemporary of Manto, known for his narratives representing Indian ethos and use of mythological references. He also wrote plays and penned dialogues and stories for films.

1892 -1977

Prominent satirist and humorist, known for his individual prose style. He was associated with the Urdu department of Aligarh Muslim university.

1912 -1955

World-renowned Urdu fiction writers. Known for masterpieces like Thanda Gosht, Khol Do, Toba Tek Singh etc.

1917 -1975

Prominent Journalist, scholar and poet and Chief editor of a well known weekly 'Chattan' published from Lahore


One of the most prominent fiction writers known for his stories drawing upon the cultural heritage of the past. Also the first one to make animals and non-living things the central metaphors in his stories.

1914 -1999

Pakistani poet famous for humorous poetry. Also wrote humorous columns in the newspapers and periodicals.

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