Rakhshanda Jalil

Rakhshanda Jalil

Rakhshanda Jalil is an award-winning translator, critic and literary historian. She has published over 20 books and written over 50 academic papers and essays. Dr. Jalil’s book on the lesser-known monuments of Delhi, Invisible City, continues to be a bestseller. Her recent works include Liking Progress, Loving Change: A Literary History of the Progressive Writers Movement in Urdu, a biography of Urdu feminist writer Dr Rashid Jahan titled A Rebel and her Cause, a translations of The Sea Lies Ahead, Intizar Husain’s seminal novel on Karachi, and Krishan Chandar’s partition novel Ghaddar, an edited volume of critical writings on Ismat called An Uncivil Woman, a literary biography of the Urdu poet Shahryar and most recently The Great War: Indian Writings on the First World War. She runs Hindustani Awaaz, an organisation devoted to the popularisation of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture.

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