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Afzal Ahmed Syed
Poet/Writer
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Afzal Ahmed Syed

Afzal Ahmed Syed  is a contemporary Urdu poet and translator, known for his mastery of both classical and modern Urdu poetic expression.

Born in Ghazipur, India, in 1946, Afzal Ahmed Syed has lived since 1976 in Karachi, Pakistan, where he works as an entomologist. He is the author of the modern nazm collections an arrogated Past, 1984 death Sentence in Two Languages, 1990, and Rococo and Other Worlds, 2000. Another collection of classical ghazals is titled The Dark Pavilion, 1988.

Afzal Ahmed Syed is an Urdu poet and translator, known for his mastery of both classical and modern Urdu poetic expression. His poetry took the world of Urdu literature by storm when he emerged on the literary scene of Karachi in 1976 with prose poems such as “Mitti ki Kaan”, “Tal Zaataar se Nashaib”, and “Chhini Hui Tareekh”. His poems, culled from three collections, have been translated into several languages and his complete works have been translated into English by Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

Afzal Ahmed Syed’s global vision and understanding of the contemporary world are reflected in his translations of poetry and fiction. He was one of the first Urdu translators of Gabriel García Márquez and Jean Genet and his work has been widely published in leading Urdu literary periodicals such as Shabkhoon, Aaj, and Dunyazad. His translations of the complete Persian works of Mir Taqi Mir have been published by the Oxford University Press and he is currently engaged in translating the poetry of Abdul Qadir Bedil.

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