The Culture and Civilization of Pakistan

ISBN : 9780199407736

Naheed; Amina Azfar
188 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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In this book, the preeminent poet and author Kishwar Naheed presents a fascinating account of Pakistan's rich and varied cultural landscape.


1. Introduction: From the Formation of Pakistan to its Division
2. Our Literary Scenario
3. Our Fine Arts-On the National and International Planes
4. Our Historical Places and Shrines
5. Our Theatre, Film and Modern Innovations
6. Our Cuisine
7. Our Festivals
8. Our Sports
9. Our Dress
10. Our Means of Communication
11. Our Women
12. Our Men
13. Our Basic Rights
14. Our Curricular Needs and Social Rights
15. What Do Schools and Parents Teach Children
16. Our House: New and Old
17. Our National Languages
18. Our Vegetation
19. Pakistani Fruits
20. Vegetable of Pakistan
21. Our Canal System and Electricity and Gas Reserves
22. Our English Novelists and Poets
23. Our Provinces and Regions
Epilogue: Evolution of Culture in Pakistan

About the author: 

Kishwar Naheed was born in Bulandshahr, North India, in 1940. After partition she shifted to Lahore where she was to become one of Pakistan's foremost poets. Her ?rst collection of verse, Lab-e Goya, was published in 1968 and earned her the Adamjee Literary Award. Her next two works of poetry, Benaam Musafaat and Galiyan, Dhooop, Darwaze, were published in 1971 and 1978 respectively. As the editor of Mah-e No, she had a number of essays, stories, and poems translated into Urdu. In additon to poetry, she has also written works of prose, including an abridged translation of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. Her autobiography, Buri Aurat ki Katha, however, remains her most famous work. She was awarded the honorary Sitara-e-Imtiaz and the Kamaal-e-Fan Award for her literary services.

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