The Light: A History of the Movement for Progressive Literature in the Indo-Pakistan Subcontinent

Hardcover | September 3, 2006

bySajjad ZaheerTranslated byAmina Azfar

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Roshnai, the title of the Urdu work of which The Light is a translation, is considered to be the most authentic record of the Progressive Movement that transformed Urdu literature and had an impact on the literatures of many other languages of the subcontinent. It contains fascinatingvignettes of famous writers of the time, such as Tagore, Munshi Premchand, Hasrat Mohani, and Faiz Ahmed Faiz. It gives an unforgettable account of the famed first conference of the Progressive Writers' Association, which was chaired by Munshi Premchand.

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Roshnai, the title of the Urdu work of which The Light is a translation, is considered to be the most authentic record of the Progressive Movement that transformed Urdu literature and had an impact on the literatures of many other languages of the subcontinent. It contains fascinatingvignettes of famous writers of the time, such as Tag...

Sajjad Zaheer (1905-1973) was one of the main architects of the Progressive Movement in Literature in pre-Partition India. He began his political activities while he was a student in Oxford. Later, as a barrister practising in the Allahabad High Court he became fully involved in socialist, and then communist politics. He was imprisone...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:326 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:September 3, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195471555

ISBN - 13:9780195471557

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