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Selected Poetry ( Mohsin Ehsan)

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Born in the Dhakki Naalbandi area of the walled city of Peshawar in 1932, Mohsin Ehsan did his master’s in English literature from the University of Peshawar and then joined Islamia College as a lecturer in English. He retired as head of the English department of the college.He was awarded the President’s Pride of Performance award in recognition of his meritorious services to literature. He had to his credit 13 books. It was in 1947 that he turned to poetry composition. His contribution to Urdu literature in general and Urdu poetry in particular was recognised at the national and international level. His poetry was highly lauded by the literary circles in India and Pakistan. Besides, he translated John Dryden’s play “All for Love” and GB Shaw’s play “Arms and the man” into Urdu.

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