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Title: The short story in Pakistan-Panjab 1947-1980
Author: Haidrani, Salim Ullah
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 0934
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1989
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The thesis examines the development of the short story in Pakistan Panjab from 1947 to 1980. While the main focus is on short stories by the major Panjab-born authors of the period writing in Urdu, the principal literary language of the province, attention is also paid to the emergence of short story writing in the rival local languages, Panjabi and Siraiki. The first part of the thesis consists of three general chapters designed to establish the necessary overall context for the subsequent discussion of the work of individual writers. These chapters deal in turn (1) with the successive regimes which have governed Pakistan, with particular reference to their often abrupt shifts in cultural policy; (2) with the complex patterns of language use in Pakistan, especially the implications for the status of Urdu caused by the immigration of the Urdu-speaking Muhajirs from India and the subsequent rise of local nationalism in the country's provinces; and (3) with a survey of the place of literature in Pakistani culture and society, particularly the role of the short story. The second part deals with the work of leading writers and schools. Separate chapters (4-8) are successively devoted to the description and analysis of the Urdu stories of Ahmad Madim Qasimi, Ashfaq Ahmad, Bano Qudsia, Mas'ud Ash'ar and Anwar Sajjad, while chapter 9 covers the Urdu stories of the Young writers of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad school, chapters 10 is devoted to stories written in Panjabi during the period, and chapter 11 to the still more recent emergence of short stories in Siraiki. A brief concluding chapter is followed by a comprehensive bibliography of the primary and secondary sources which, together with interviews conducted with the writers whose work is dealt with here, from the basis of this thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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