There are many subjects that we should study at a certain level. Although this is the age of social media and there is a lot of content on the internet, but in this day and age, it is strange that new books are published with restrictions and readers are buying them. This is the situation in almost all Eastern and Western countries. This means that books will live on and their existence will not be threatened by technology as is commonly believed. New publishers are entering book publishing and hardly a year passes when hundreds of books are not published.
In the past few days I have had the opportunity to read several new books. These books deal with various topics such as politics, literature, autobiography and autobiography. The good news is that the quality of printing and publishing of books has gradually improved. These books, both intellectual and engaging, are also eye-catching and impressive.
The first book among these books, which is very famous in the world of journalism, is by the famous journalist, reporter and columnist of the country, Mr. Altaf Hasan Qureshi, which is about the former East Pakistan and the present Bangladesh. The title is very meaningful: ‘Eastern Pakistan: A Broken Star’ It includes all the analytical articles of veteran journalist Altaf Hasan Qureshi that were published in 1971 in Urdu Digest and Life Weekly. This effort was carried out by Iqan Hasan Qureshi, whose name appears in the book named as a compiler.
Altaf Hassan Qureshi’s journalistic distinction is that he was the first and only journalist in the country to travel from Lahore to this region at a time when East Pakistan was facing political turmoil. Think, review the political situation and the language there and then wrote a critique that caused thought and information in terms of this information that if the rulers of that time in these analyzes by giving importance to the situation described and benefited from the advice that Qureshi Sahib. Expressed with great heart in his article, the nation may be saved from the tragedy of the fall of Dhaka. Unfortunately, it could not happen. And now time has passed since the tragedy of the collapse and a lot of water has passed under the bridge, to set the record straight and learn from the past, this voluminous book has been compiled and presented with the hope that maybe we can. Learn from our mistakes.
This book contains more than 1400 pages and it is published by Allama Abdul Sattar Asim from Qalam Foundation International Lahore with beautiful printing. In this era of high price paper, the printer has been burdened to print this book. The book compiler also deserves praise that he has collected these valuable articles from old issues with effort and courage and brought them to present readers and future historians.
The second book that came under my study today is the doctoral thesis of Dr. Saima Zeeshan entitled ‘Intellectual Studies and Evolution of Islamic Literary Movement in Urdu’, published by School of Humanities, Lahore. Different literary movements took place in the Urdu literary world at different times. Progressive Movement, Symbolic Movement, New Literary Movement, Prose Poetry Movement. These activities have enriched the field of Urdu literature with a variety of themes, creative styles and forms. Show new art. The movement of Islamic literature is included in them.
After the establishment of Pakistan, as we know, the first voice about Islamic literature was raised by Muhammad Hassan Askari and then a batch of writers and poets came forward who wanted to be familiar with the valuable literature of Islam. Although this movement was not as popular as the progressive movement, it certainly provided Urdu literary writers and poets who wanted to familiarize themselves with literature with moral values and spiritual expression. Dr. Saima Zeeshan is the first researcher who has done deep and thorough research and filled the important gap by compiling the literary history of this movement. Dr. Moinuddin Aqeel, who supervised her thesis, also testified that Dr. Saima Zeeshan is a serious, talented, studious student, which is not related to her academic work.
The study of the book also shows that the researcher not only did justice to her story, but also covered a wide range of topics with conciseness and completeness in such a way that the proverb of closing the water in the can becomes true. The book has five chapters and continuity and connections are established in all chapters in such a way that the topic is done justice. I would like to say that in the chaos that started among students and teachers who will get a doctorate, see that our students choose such a topic in a college chapter that has no benefit to the world Education and capital only increase in knowledge.
In the research paper, the intensity of thought and the depth of expression and communication, the article generally does not have them. The volume of the paper is increased by the information collected from here and there, but nothing reaches the hands of the user. thesis of Dr. This Saima Zeeshan is not only free of these flaws, but also an example for later thesis writers on how to write a thesis and how to carry out the topic. In this 478-page document, the literary history of Urdu is summarized, for which the researchers deserve praise. Hopefully she will not consider getting a doctorate and publishing this book as her final destination, but will continue to create new topics in her research and writing.
We say this because most Ph.Ds consider getting a certificate as their honor even though the PhD is the first step in research that invites researchers to research and further research.