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Faiz Ahmed Faiz – Birth Centenary – 1911-2011

Posted in Articles, Poetry and Literature by Pippa on June 3, 2010

A statement by Progressive Writers Association (PWA)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was one of the most prominent poets of the Indian sub-continent who won unparalleled global acclaim. He symbolised all that is humane, dignified, refined, brave and challenging in Pakistani society. His poetry written in Urdu and Punjabi reflects his intellectual resentment and resistance against an unjust and archaic social order which he rejects on rational grounds as anti human; yet it has no bitterness. He remains loving and loveable, respected and respectful.

Faiz’s poetry articulates the aspirations, anguish, pain and suffering of not only the people of Pakistan but that of the whole world, as well as their unremitting resolve to create a better and just society. His was the voice of sanity, for he sought peace in a troubled world.
Read full article:Faiz Ahmed Faiz centenary celebrations
Link to website: http://www.viewpointonline.net/fullstory.php?t=Faiz

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Faiz Ghar, Lahore – A museum to house Faiz memorabilia and papers

Posted in News/Information, Poetry and Literature by Pippa on December 5, 2008

At the recent launch in Lahore  of ‘Hum Jeetay Jee Masroof Rahay’, Agha Nasir’s book on legendary Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Adeel Hashmi, Faiz’s grandson, announced on behalf of the Faiz Foundation the establishment of Faiz Ghar in Lahore, a museum to house Faiz memorabilia and papers held by his family.
 
Funding permitting, the soft opening of a section is planned for Feb 09. The Ghar will be housed in a 2 kanal house in Model Town leased to the Faiz Foundation by an admirer of the poet’s for a token rent of One Rupee a month.
 
Apart from the Faiz section, the Ghar’s remaining rooms will be open house to artistes and painters to pursue and practise their craft. 
 
Presided over by Begum Tahira Mazhar Ali and hosted by Shuaib Hashmi, the book launch had Asghar Nadeem Syed, Arifa Syeda, Ghalib Ahmed and Agha Nasir re-living their personal memories of Faiz.

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