Recently, the 225th birth anniversary of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, the greatest of classical modern Urdu poets, was celebrated in both India and Pakistan on 27 December. For this occasion, electronic and print media paid tribute to the eminent poet through short documentaries and special feature articles. Also, many literary institutions had held events to […] The post Celebrating Ghalib’s 225th Birthday Through Rare Artifacts appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Although D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) lived in the period commonly designated as modernist, he is not usually considered a typical modernist writer; rather he has been called the last great Romantic by many critics. Following their dictum to “make it new,” modernist writers introduced technical innovations and experimented with new forms in their works. Well […] The post Humans And Nature: D.H. Lawrence Continues To Be Relevant To Our Concerns Today appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Manto was a madman in the grip of the pen which he could not put down, which made all his demons come out. It is to his credit that he was living in a time and society which was less judgmental than the Indo-Pak reality of today, where his fanciful imagination could run riot and […] The post Manto: The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.