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Modern Pakistani poetry translated into English

A collection of modern poetry from seven major languages of Pakistan viz. Urdu, Panjabi, Baluchi, Sindhi, Kashmiri, Pashto and Seraiki has been translated into English and released as a book titled “Pakistan poetry in translation: building bridges across cultural and linguistic divides” earlier this week in Islamabad. The first of its kind anthology consists of 146 poems and was translated by Waqas Khwaja, professor of English at Agnes Scott College, U.S.

Waqas Khwaja had earlier published 3 volumes of original poetry and also a few translations of Pakistani literature in English. The latest collection represents diverse cross section of ethnicity, culture and political ideology of Pakistan seen through the eyes of 44 poets. For more information please visit

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