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Pakistan Observer

Published Date: Aug 14, 2012

BOOK LAUNCH CONNECTING LITERATURE TO REAL WORLD

Scores of book lovers and literati united at the book launch ceremony held on Monday, eulogizing author Dr. Humaira Ishfaq’s literary work on progressive writer’s movement in the subcontinent. The launch of Dr. Ishfaq’s three books titled “Taraqqi Pasand Tanqeed,” “Nasar-e-Rasheed Jahan” and “Mukhtar Saddiqui: Representative of Neo-Classical Tradition,” was hailed by one and all.

“Few people devote their lives to literature and Humaira Ishfaq is one of them,” commented Dr Anwar Ahmad, Chairman of National Language Authority (NLA). He admired the author for her efforts to bring forth the scattered and forgotten work of great writers as such work requires extreme dedication and hard work. Expressing his critical view on “Taraqqi Pasand Tanqeed”, he said that “progressive movements in Pakistan and India has reconnected the literature and the real world,” which he argued, “is about giving voice to repressed, struggling for peace and fighting injustice and slavery in the society.”

Author of the books, Dr Ishfaq, giving brief introduction of the books said that her books not only present a window into progressive movements “but also an insight into the lives of progressive writers such as Rasheed Jahan and Mukhtar Saddique.” Discussing the progressive movement in backdrop of Sufism and hard-line Muslim clergy, she remarked, “Bulleh Shah was the biggest progressive writer I ever read.”

Shafqat Kakakhel, Senior Advisor at SDPI gave introduction and explored the links between sustainable development and literature. “Sustainable development encapsulates all aspects of life where literature plays important role in influencing thought process” he said adding that “After industrial revolution literature was instrumental in twentieth century movements such as preservation of environment and natural resources”.

Deliberating on Humaira Ishfaq’s work on the poet, play writer and critic Mukhtar Saddiqui, Ahmad Salim shared that he was interested to work on Mukhtar. “But then Humaira approached me to work on him.