INDEX OF Poets

Selected poetry of hundreds of poets

A. Hameed

1928 -2011 Lahore

Popular short story writer, novelist and playwright, known for his romantic style of rendition

Noted fiction writer and playwright from Pakistan.

Prominent fiction writer, celebrated for his novel "Udaas Naslein".

Story writer and novelist; known for his stories on social issues; also a recipient of Sahitya Akademi award.

Prominent journalist and short story writer, known for his autobiography "Jo Yaad Rahaa".

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

Well-known fiction writer and translator from Pakistan; witnessed the travails of Partition and made it the subject of his writings.

Prominent among the new generation short story writers from Pakistani.

One of the younger story writers.

Ahmad Daood

1941 -1994

One of the contemporary story writers; wrote on issues relating to day-today life.

Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".

One the prominent short fiction writers from Pakistan, known for writing symbolic stories around the issues of political suppression.

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

Well known fiction writer, acknowledged for his stories on weaker sections of society.

Noted fiction writer on contemporary social issues.

Noted progressive critic, linguist, and story writer; also translated literary works from Bangla and English.

Prominent critic ,scholar, fiction writer and poet also known for his romantic poetry.

Well-known story writer, playwright and critic, known for his story “Mela Ghoomani”

Prominent Pakistani poet and fiction writer

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.

Noted fiction writer from Pakistan; known for writing on women’s issues.

Known for her stories of deeper social concerns

Anwar Azeem

1928 -2000 Delhi

Prominent modernist story writer, famous for his symbolic stories.

Anwar Khan

1942 -2001 Mumbai

Prominent story writer known for problematizing the issues of urban life

Postmodernist story writer, known for his stories about the subaltern.

Author of "Khushiyon Ka Bagh", one of the most prominent story writers, novelists, and artists known for his symbolic narratives.

Prominent fiction writer and journalist, known for his novel "Zillaton Ke Aseer"; served BBC for long.

Prominent among the young fiction writers from Pakistan; known for stories of deep psychological and existential issues.

Prominent Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan who also occasionally writes poetry

Noted fiction writer from Pakistan, known for stories of intense creative urge.

Ashfaq Ahmad

1925 -2004

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