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Mazhar ul Islam

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Mazhar ul Islam is known as trend setter short story writer and a novelist from Pakistan. Mazhar ul Islam’s unique stories weave together themes of love, pain, ecstasy, separation and death. The story of Mazhar ul Islam’s life may be resumed from the summary biography he presents on the covers of his books. He was born on 4 August 1949, almost exactly two years after the creation of Pakistan, in a village near Khanewal in the southern Punjab where his father had then been posted by the Forestry Department for which he had long worked. After his father’s death in 1967, he moved to Islamabad. Mazhar ul Islam: Lonely Potter of the Spirit by Cristopher Shackle 1. Mazhar ul Islam, a writer and folklorist, is one of the most original literary voices to emerge in contemporary Pakistan. His short stories mark the beginning of a new tradition in the Urdu prose of the subcontinent. Combining the skills of an alchemist with the brush strokes of a painter and the composition of a musician, Mazhar ul Islam’s unique stories weave together themes of love, pain, ecstasy, separation and death. His technique transforms the reader’s world in magical, moving ways and is imbued with a deep compassion  ( Wikipedia article )

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1949

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