Urdu Dictionary Project is Under Threat

Posted on July 23, 2009
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Dr. Rauf Parekh Among his other cherished dreams, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan had a dream that Urdu had a comprehensive dictionary. There was none that could truly be called so. Some European scholars had compiled Urdu dictionaries, but they were bilingual ones and lacked the depth and scope Sir Syed dreamed of. The visionary himself [...]

Shafeeq-ur-Rahman: Humorist Par Excellence

Posted on July 1, 2009
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Dr. Rauf Parekh Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi, one of the most celebrated humorists of the Urdu language, said in an interview early in his literary career that he had decided to quit writing humour. Reason? He thought it was useless to write humour if one could not write it the way Shafeeq-ur-Rahman did. (Though, luckily enough, [...]