Volume 24


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Mir in "Fact" and Fiction
C.M. Naim

The "Fallen" Woman in Two Colonial Novels: Umra'o Jan Ada and Bazaar-e Husn / Sevasadan
Alison Safadi

A Study of the Microstructure of Monolingual Urdu Dictionaries
Ali Ahmad

Introduction to Tilism-e Hoshruba
Musharraf Ali Farooqi

The Poetics of Amir Hamza's World: Notes on the Ghalib Lakhnavi / Abdullah Bilgrami Version
Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Politics of Misrepresenting the Oppressed: A Critique of Abdus Samad's Urdu Novel Dhamak
Mohammad Sajjad

A Poem by Rashid: An Analysis
Muhammad Hasan Askari / Tr. by Riyaz Latif

Two Poems by Rashid: An Analytical Reading
Miraji / Tr. by Riyaz Latif

Nun Mim Rashid: Poetry of the Formative Period
Faiz Ahmed Faiz / Tr. by Riyaz Latif


Naiyer Masud / Tr. by Jane A. Shum & M.U. Memon

The Chief Accountant of the Pyramid
Naiyer Masud / Tr. by Jane A. Shum & M.U. Memon

Rocking Chair
Hasan Manzar / Tr. by M.U. Memon


Poems from Rococo and Other Worlds
Afzal Ahmed Syed / Tr. by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Two Poems
Siddiqua Shabnam / Tr. by M.A.R. Habib

Rafiq Kathwari

Poems of Leave-Taking
Asad Muhammad Khan / Tr. by Musharraf Ali Farooqi


Tribute Page / Photo

Ralph Russell's Publications
Marion Molteno

Ralph Russell: The Theatre Street Years
Marion Molteno

What Ralph Russell Meant and Means to Me
Francis Robinson

Ralph Russell and Teaching Urdu to English-Speaking Adults in the Community
Alison Shaw

On Ralph Russell
Ibadat Barelvi / Tr. by Marion Molteno

Ralph Russell: Teacher of Urdu
Alison Safadi

Ralph Russell: As I Knew Him
Daniela Bredi

Ralph Russell
Kasim Dalvi

Ralf Rasal: Rasikh Kamyunist, Sanjida Muhaqqiq aur 'Ashiq-e Zindagi
Arjumand Ara

Rasal Sahib
Ahmad Bashir Ahmad

Jab Ralf Rasal Hamare Gano A'e
Jogindar Shamsher

Safia Siddiqi

Muhammad Umar Memon



The Persistence of Identity
G.S. Sahota

Enlightenment in the Colony Reviewed: Response
Aamir R. Mufti


Suhail Ahmad Khan (1948-2009)
A Tribute: Marking a Disappearance

M. Salim-ur-Rahman


Urdu ki Khuvatin Sha'irat
Qurratulain Hyder

Muntakhab Nazmen
Nazim Hikmet / Tr. by Faruq Hassan

Vida' ki Nazmen
Asad Muhammad Khan

Nazmen aur Ghazlen
Riyaz Latif

Zahira Husain






ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The Annual of Urdu Studies is supported in part by a grant from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.

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