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An Interview with Prof. Mehr Afshan Farooqi on Urdu writer and critic, Muhammad Hasan Askari

By Mosarrap H Khan
What were the alternatives to Progressivism in Urdu literature at a time when Progressivism was dominant? The first name that comes to mind is Muhammad Hasan Askari. Askari’s work intersects with such crucial issues, the role of Indian languages and literatures in the postcolonial era, the contexts in which identities meet culture, and the emergence of Urdu literature from the newly founded nation of Pakistan as ‘Pakistani literature.’