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Author: Ali Madeeh Hashmi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129137777
Transcending national boundaries, Faiz Ahmed Faiz was, in his lifetime, a poet of many lands and became, in his death, a poet of the world.
Love and Revolution is the first comprehensive biography of the best-known Urdu poet of recent times. It portrays the man behind the poetry—activist, revolutionary, family man, connoisseur of life—and provides a reading of his poetry in the context of his life and times.
Living through the holocaust of partition, Faiz tried to make sense of it through his poetry. In the new nation of Pakistan, he played a prominent role not just as a cultural ambassador but also as a journalist, an important voice of dissent that refused to be stifled, a builder of enduring cultural institutions and an educationist. Awarded the Nishan-e-lmtiaz, Pakistan's highest civilian honor, after his death, Faiz served prison terms and faced the threat of execution during his lifetime for his left leanings and outspoken criticism of authoritarian regimes.
Written by Faiz's grandson, this book grants the reader privileged access to the poet through the memories of his friends and family members as well as rare letters, documents and photos.
1. The Envy of the Kings of Ages
2. Fantasy and Reality
4. Bewildering Dream
5. Lahore, My Love!
6. An End and a Beginning
7. A Love That Lights Up the Sky
8. The Lamenting Image
9. The Iron Corpse of Night
11. Workers of the World, Unite!
12. The Conspiracy-I
13. The Conspiracy-II
14. Slings and Arrows
15. The Lenin Peace Prize
20. Free at Last
21. Man and Myth-I
22. Man and Myth-II
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