A comprehensive selection of modern Urdu poetry, Fire and the Rose brings together the best of poetry written during the last six decades.
It also represents, in this process, a distinct and vibrant tradition of modern Urdu poetry in Pakistan. These poems may well be placed among the prominent Third World texts that are being read today with great curiosity and interest.
A reading through the hundred poems of Fire and the Rose, selected carefully for their literary merit, exposes the reader to myriad modes of perception and expression, typical of an old and established culture.
Anisur Rahman is a professor in the Department of English at Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He has worked and published in the areas of literary translation and new literature in English. He has written books on two Indian poets in English, Nissim Ezekiel and Kamala Das.
Anisur Rahman (translator & Editor)