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A Session with Khalid Jawed

Friday, March 29, 2024 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM | A-4, Ground Floor, Academic Block, LUMS & Online

The Gurmani Centre presents an online panel discussion on the literary contributions of Dr. Khalid Jawed, a celebrated Indian fiction writer, currently serving at the Department of Urdu, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), as an Associate Professor. With over 20 years of experience at JMI, Dr. Jawed specializes in literary criticism and modern fiction, with eight books on criticism and creative writing and nearly 50 research articles to his credit. He has also published three collections of short stories and highly acclaimed novels such as Maut ki Kitab, Ne’mat-khana, and Aakhri D’awat. His novel Ne’mat-khana, translated as The Paradise of Food is the winner of the JCB Prize for Literature 2022, while the latter is included in the curriculum of Princeton University and another one titled Koobar in the BHU, Banaras University curriculum. His works have been translated into multiple languages.



Aurangzeb Niazi is a critic, researcher, and translator. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Urdu literature at the Government Islamia College, Civil Lines, Lahore. He is the author of the first comprehensive book on environmental criticism in Urdu, titled, Urdu Adab: Maholiyātī Tanāzur Mein, published in 2022.


Shanawar Ishaq is a poet and teaches Urdu at Punjab Group of Colleges, Lahore. His poetic expertise lies in ghazal, nazm, and free verse. His notable works include Iltabas (2003), Adhura Nirvan (2008), and Madfoon Aadmi ki Diary (2022). In 2012, his book Hum To Ghazal Ho Gaye gained widespread recognition.



Nasir Abbas Nayyar is an eminent critic of Urdu literature, a fiction writer, and the former Director-General of the Urdu Science Board Lahore. Professor Dr. Nayyar is affiliated with the Department of Urdu, Punjab University, Lahore, and has been serving as the honorary editor of Bunyād since 2020, Gurmani Center’s Urdu research journal. He is credited with initiating the discourse on postcolonialism in Urdu with his book titled: Mā-ba'd Nau Ābādiyāt: Urdu Kay Tanāzur Mein, in 2013. A prolific writer, Dr. Nayyar has authored several publications acclaimed for their high literary value to the field.


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