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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi


Shamsur Rahman Faruqi was born in Pratapgarh in 1935. He took an M.A. in English from the University of Allahabad and then worked for many years for the Indian Post Office and the Government of India. He is best-known for his criticism but has also written stories, poetry and novels, including كئى چاند تھے سر آسماں (The Mirror of Beauty), considered by some to be the Great Urdu Novel. He has also translated many works from Urdu into English. He died in 2020, following an attack of Covid-19.

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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi; an Eminent Urdu Poet and Critic
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
Some of Shamsur Rahman Faruqi’s work in English
Shamsur Rahman Faruqi plagiarises Dr. Abu Mohammad Sahar’s book


(Only books translated into/written in English)

1981 The Secret Mirror: Essays on Urdu Poetry
1987 A Listening Game: Poems
2001 Early Urdu Literary Culture and History
2011 سوار اور دوسرى افسانے (The Sun That Rose From The Earth)
2002 The Colour of Black Flowers: Selected Poems of Shamsur Rahman Faruqi
2005 The Flower-Lit Road: Essays in Urdu Literature Theory and Criticism
2006 كئى چاند تھے سر آسماں (The Mirror of Beauty)
2007 How to Read Iqbal?: essays on Iqbal, Urdu Poetry and Literary Theory