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Yasmeen Hameed
Poet
--: Biography of Yasmeen Hameed :--

 

Yasmeen Hameed is a Pakistani Urdu poet. Yasmeen Hameed has over 25 years of experience in the fields of literature, art and education. She is presently working as 'Writer in Residence' in the Social Sciences Department at The Lahore University of Management Sciences. Yasmeen Hameed's original literary contributions are her five books of poetry published in Urdu in 1988, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2007. She has contributed to English writing through translation of contemporary Urdu poetry into English. She has edited (in English), issues of 'Pakistani Literature' published by The Pakistan Academy of Letters. She has written scripts in English for Cultural/Fashion shows sponsored by The Government of Pakistan, performed in London in 1995 and Washington in 1996 and in the World Cup Cricket Cultural Festival in Pakistan in 1996. She has also contributed a monthly column to the Books & Authors supplement of The Daily Dawn.

She owns and has developed The Lahore Alma School in Defence Housing Authority, Lahore. Additionally, she has interviewed a number of renowned Pakistani literary personalities on Pakistan Television and has participated widely in poetry symposia at national and international levels.

Education


M. Sc. :Nutrition 
Punjab University - Lahore (1972) 
B. Sc. :Home Economics- Home Economics College 
Punjab University - Lahore (1970)

works


Published five books of poetry in Urdu: 
. Contemporary Verse from Pakistan (English) 
. Fifth collection of poetry (Urdu) titled Bay- samar pairhon ki khwahish. 

Title

Year Published

Pages

Pas-e-Aina

1988

160

Hisar-e-be-Dar-o-Deevar

1991

160

Aadha Din aur Aadhi Raat

1996

237

Fana bhi eik Saraab

2001

216

Doosri Zindagi (Collected poems, 1988-2001)

2007

700

 

Awards


Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for Literature awarded by the Government of Pakistan (August 14, 2008) 
Fatima Jinnah Medal for Literature awarded by the Government of Punjab on International 
Women's Day , March 8, 2006. 
Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi Award for Poetry (2001) for the collection, Fana bhi eik saraab. 
Hijra Award for Hijra year 1417 (June 1996- May 1997): 
Dr Allama Mohammad Iqbal Award for the collection, Aadha Din aur Aadhi Raat.

 

 
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