The Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published the 98th issue of its literary magazine “Adbiyat.” The subject of the latest publication focuses on Urdu translations of literature from Pakistani regional languages as well as several international languages.
During a briefing about the publication, PAL Chairman Abdul Hameed said literature is the best medium to interpret changes occurring in a nation over time.
“Literature is a reflection of the collective mind of any nation,” Hameed said.
He said Pakistan’s different languages hold a mirror to the nation’s realities and the regional language texts should be translated into Urdu, English and other international languages so the local literature gains prominence the world over.
The Adbiyat magazine is published on a quarterly basis. Translations from different Pakistani regional languages including Balochi, Barahvi, Hindku, Saraiki, Pashto, Sindhi, Shina and Punjabi have been printed in the magazine. Urdu translations from a selection of the international literature have also been included.
The 98th issue features prominent contributors such as Khalida Hussain, Noorul Huda Shah, Hameed Shahid, Sarwar Kamran, Professor Yusuf Hassan, Aftab Iqbal Shamim, Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik and Agha Nasir.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2013.