Society of Urdu Literature to host international conference in Washington
The Society of Urdu Literature will host an international conference on Urdu next year and make the colloquium a regular annual feature as part of its efforts to promote the language in North America. Founder and renowned literary figure Abul Hasan Naghmi revealed this while speaking at an event held to mark the sixth anniversary of the organization, which has gained popularity with its acronym SOUL. Naghmi also pledged to broaden the organization’s outreach on the Internet through web television transmission and its publication the ‘Soul Gazette’.
Noted Urdu scholars living in the United States converged on Springfield, Virginia to attend the SOUL’s anniversary celebration, with proceedings conducted eruditely by Pakistani-American scholar and head of The Commongrounds organization Dr. Zulfiqar Kazmi.