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Aftab Husain


Aftab Husain is an eminent name on modern Ghazal poetry from South Asia, Aftab Husain writes in Urdu, English and German. His poems have been translated into many languages. In addition to Urdu, he writes in English both poems and literary essays and translates from German to Urdu and vice versa. He got his doctorate in comparative literature from Vienna University where he teaches South Asian Literature and Culture. He has four collections of poetry and three books of translations – from German into Urdu – to his credit. He was a fellow of Heinrich-Böll-Haus, Germany as well as the ‘Writer in Exile’ of Vienna City. His poems have been translated into many languages. He is a member of Austrian PEN and editor in chief of the bilingual magazine for migrant literature “Words & Worlds”.



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