Fais-Ahmed-Faiz bibliography


Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Urdu: فیض احمد فیض ‎, born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu and Punjabi[1] language from Pakistan and India. A notable member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the political and military establishment, Faiz’s poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion in general and with Islam in particular. He was, in fact, greatly inspired by both secular poetry and South Asia’s Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge is an example of how he fused these interests.

(Source: Wikipedia)

A) Works by Faiz Ahmad Faiz in English

1. The Report of standing Commities on Culture and Art, The Ministry of education Government of Pakistan under the chairman ship of Faiz Ahmad Faiz 1968.

2. Faiz Ahmad Faiz; Problems of National Art And Culture (Extracts from the Report of the Standing committee on Art and Culture, 1968) Lahore 1975.

3. Faiz Ahmad Faiz, (abridged by) James Morier; The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan: Iqdam Publications, Lahore 1956.
4. Faiz Ahmed Faiz; (Ed.) One-Act Plays: Caxton Book House, Lahore n.d.

5. Fakir Syed Waheed-Ud_Din, English Translation revised by Faiz Ahmad Faiz; The Benefactor: Lion Art Press, Karachi 1965.
6. Sheema Majeed, Culture and Identity, Selected English Writings of Faiz: Oxford University press, Karachi 2005.

7. Sheema Majeed, Coming Back Home, selected Articles, Editorials, and Interviews of Faiz Ahmed Faiz: Oxford University press, Karachi 2008.

8. Faiz Ahmad Faiz and S.F Bolt; the Human Comedy: an Assortment of Essays, The Caxton Books House, Lahore n. d.

9. K. Pasha & S. Hashmi; Two Lover: Faiz’s Letters from jail; Sang-e-Meel publications, Lahore 2011.

B) English Translations of the Poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

1. V.G. Kiernan, Poems by Faiz Ahmad Faiz: People’s Publishing House, New Delhi 1958.

2. V. G. Kiernan, Poems by Faiz Ahmad Faiz: Vanguard Books Ltd, Lahore n.d.

3. Daud Kamal, Khalid Hasan, edited by Khalid Hasan, O City of Lights Faiz Ahmad Faiz‘s selected poetry and Biographical Notes: Oxford University Press, Karachi 2008.

4. Mahbub-Ul-Haq, An Elusive Dawn: selections from the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz; Centre of social sciences & Humanities University Grants Commission, Islamabad1986.

5. Sain Sucha; Memory: Poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz Vudya Kitaban Forlag, Sweden 1987.

6. Shoaib H, Salima Hashmi, A Song for This Day: Sang-e-Meel publication, Lahore .2011.

7. Agha Shahid Ali, The Rebel’s Silhouette: Oxford University Press, New Delhi 2005.

8. Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Requiem for an Unsung Messiah: The Great Interpreters book and four companion audio CDs, Dawn, Karachi, n. d.

C) About Faiz Ahmad Faiz in English Language

1. Alys Faiz, over my Shoulder: The Frontier Post publications, Lahore 1993.

2. Alys Faiz, Dear Heart –To Faiz in Prison (1951-1955), Ferozsons Ltd. Lahore 1985.

3. Khalid Sohail, Ashfaq Hussain, Faiz: A Poet of Peace from Pakistan, his poetry, personality and Philosophy: Pakistan Study Centre, Karachi 2011.

4. Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Aaj Kay Naam, Technopak Media Creations Ltd. 1999.
5. Calendar 2007, By Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Bank Alfalah Limited.

6. HIMAL South Asian, Faiz Ahmed Faiz : Poet of the Subcontinent , January 2011, Vol.24.no.1 Kathmandu ,Nepal.

D) Clippings of English News Papers on Faiz

1. Lahore: Nov21. Faiz laid to rest, Business Recorder , Karachi 24th Nov 1984.page .1.2

2. Lahore, Nov. 20. Faiz Ahmed Faiz Passes away, Business Recorder 21 , Nov .1984.page .1

3. Khawaja Masud , Faiz A mediator between the world of reality & dreams, , Business Recorder 29th Nov 1984.page .1

4. Remembering Faiz; Nov. 26 th, 1984. THE MUSLIM, page, 4.

5. G.M. Asar, Margalla Musings Journey’s end for Faiz Nov., 29, 1984. THE MUSLIM, page, 4.

6. Analyst, Faiz: Spokesman for the voiceless; Nov.30th, 1984. THE MUSLIM, p.4.

7. TV Review, PTV‘s coverage of Faiz’s demise: page .6. , 1984. THE MUSLIM,P.6

8. Staff Reporter, Tributes Paid to Faiz, Nov. 23rd .1984. The Pakistan Times , p.1

9. Iftikhar Ahmed, Magazine Section, The Poetic art of Faiz; Nov. 30th .1984.The Pakistan Times

10. Faiz: Some Reminiscences, Nov. 30th .1984. The Pakistan Times, P.VIII.