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Dalit Aesthetics and the ‘Imagist Poet’

Urdu writer Jayant Parmar converges on the idea of caste as a sensorial regime, attracting not only readers’ eyes and ears, but also their olfactory senses to understand the plight of the Dalit communities.

Writer Unbound

Urdu writer Joginder Paul’s writing establishes him as an avowed humanist free from the diktats of literary-political movements.

Feminist Extraordinaire: Fahmida Riaz

Pakistani poet Fahmida Riaz decried the dominant narrative in Western feminism of Muslim women as wholly marginalised and without agency.

Wit, Irreverence, and a Mirror

Legendary comedians Jaspal Bhatti and Moin Akhter on either side of the India–Pakistan border showed the mirror to their hypocritical governments and societies, but with hearty laughs.

Sahir in the 21st Century

The economic exploitation of the underprivileged, gender oppression and the abuse of power are the eternal themes in the verse of the Marxist feminist poet, Sahir Ludhianvi.

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