TEHSIN FIRAQI is a well-known critic and translator with several collections of critical writing, Fikriyat being the most acclaimed. After a long career of teaching at the University of the Punjab, he retired in 2010 and is currently Director of Majlis-e Tarraqi-e Adab (Lahore) and Editor of the foremost research journal Mabahi. He also taught for a number of years in Iran.