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Hussain’s personality and his works were discussed from time to time at various sessions, being recalled for his versatile writing and contribution to Pakistani literature: Daily Times
Hussain had not only contributed richly to Urdu literature but he was one of the keynote speakers at literature festivals of the past many years.
Hussain’s personality and his works were discussed from time to time at various sessions and he was being recalled for his versatile writing and contribution to Pakistani literature, which also has global standing.
Indian and Pakistani writers Intizar Hussain, Javed Akhtar, Ashok Vajpayee, and Nida Fazli, among others will participate in an Urdu festival in Delhi to celebrate and explore the spirit of the language.
The two-day “Jashn-e-Rekhta” festival will begin March 14 and will bring together 60 renowned personalities from both the countries to celebrate Urdu language through performances, recitations, dastangoi, musical renditions, mushaira, dramas, panel discussions, film screenings and interactive sessions.
The third edition of the Lahore Literature Festival (LLF) commenced Friday, a media report said.
The festival was founded in 2012 and was first launched in 2013, Dawn online reported.
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Author Intizar Husain talks on how the 1947 partition inspired him to write: Meena Menon in The Hindu
Writing was a hobby for Intizar Husain. He has a B.A. in English Literature, Urdu and Persian, and a Masters in Urdu. He enjoyed literary criticism; and didn’t like fiction much. But on June 3, 1947, his life was turned on its head. He had just completed his Masters in Meerut, when people began to flee the city.
“Every day, one house would be locked up and there was tension in the air. Soon the riots began,” Husain recalls in an interview on the sidelines of the second Islamabad Literature Festival.