September 22, 2023


Connecting Asian writers with global readers

Kitaab launches its first title at the Singapore Writers Festival

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Kitaab launched its first ever print title, Urdu Poetry–An Introduction at the Singapore Writers Festival on 8 November. 


Originally penned by Hyderabad-based Anees Ayesha, the book was translated into English by Kitaab’s editor, Zafar Anjum. Ayesha, 75, who could not attend the event, has taught Urdu language and literature in Hyderabad for over 50 years and is an avid promoter of the learning of Urdu among the new generations. She works closely with the Mehfil-e-Khawateen (A women writer’s collective) and Dabistan-e-Jaleeli (Set up to celebrate the works of Ali Ahmed Jaleeli), two organisations that are deeply involved in promoting the Urdu language and appreciation of its contribution to literature and culture in the sub continent.

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