A History of Pakistani Literature in English 1947-1988

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byTariq Rahmam

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This is a first history of Pakistani literature written in English. It includes those authors who either migrated to Pakistan or whose work is highly relevant to the themes engaging the writers of the new country in the years immediately before and after Partition. It contains a historicalaccount of the novels, drama, belles lettres, and especially of poetry, written from the late 1940s until 1988, when this book was first written. It also contains a bibliography which is important since some of this material is now untraceable. Although there have been considerable later additionsto the genres covered in this history, there is no other comparable historical account of Pakistani literature in English during these first forty years. This book covers the course of post-colonial literature in Pakistan and the new course on Pakistani Literature in English that is being taught at universities in Pakistan.

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This is a first history of Pakistani literature written in English. It includes those authors who either migrated to Pakistan or whose work is highly relevant to the themes engaging the writers of the new country in the years immediately before and after Partition. It contains a historicalaccount of the novels, drama, belles lettres, a...

Tariq Rahman, PhD, is presently Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. He is also HEC Distinguished National Professor and Professor Emeritus at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Dr Rahman has been a guest professor in Denmark and Sp...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:May 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199068356

ISBN - 13:9780199068357

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Table of Contents

Preface to the OUP EditionAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Pre-Partition Fiction2. Ahmed Ali3. The Nineteen Fifties4. The Nineteen Sixties5. Zulfikar Ghose6. The Nineteen Seventies7. Bapsi Sidhwa8. The Nineteen Eighties9. Poetry10. Drama11. Prose12. ConclusionAppendicesPakistani Literature: AnthologiesPakistani Literature: CriticismPakistani Literature Research AidsPakistani Literature:Background Study MaterialBibliographyIndex