Sir Vidhia kay Saaey —- سر ودھیا کے سائے

I share my Urdu Oped  titled Sir Vidhiay kay Saaey, on the death of Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul published at Niazmana online, and print versions of Urdu Times, and Pakistan Times Canada.

Naipaul was considered a major writer in English Language and received various awards including the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Man Booker prize.

He was compared with writers like Tolstoy, Dickens, and Conrad.

On the other hand he faced rigorous criticism from major writers and intellectuals like, Derek Walcott, Edward Said, Eqbal Ahmad, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdi, Girish Karnad , Alok Mukherjee, Paul Theroux, and Meena Kandasamy.

Thesw intellectuals are unanimous in suggesting that despite his artistic merit, V S Naipaul, was a Racist, Communalist, Fundamentalist, Misogynist writer , and an Uncle Tom.

The Op ed provides a general survey of these critical opinions for Urdu readers.

The Op Ed can be read at this PDF link:
Sir Vidhia kay Saaey

I have also share an audio file for those who can understand Urdu and Hindi but may can not read Urdu Script.


Irfan Sattar and Munir Saami in conversation on Urdu literary topics

I am sharing a discussion/dialogue with Irfan Sattar sb on some literary subjects in his program Hum Sukhan. I offer my gratitude to Irfan Sattar sb and producers Tahir Aslam Gora sb and Haleema Sadia sb for giving me this opportunity to share some ideas.
It will be very helpful if you invested some time to review it in shared your opinions.

Irfan Sattar is a distinguished poet and author of Takrar e Saa’at.


Click here to watch the video.

Irfan Sattar and Munir Saami in conversation on Urdu literary topics

Munir Saami in conversation with Dr. Sagheer Aslam & Almas Shabi at Sukhan Kada of Punj Radio

Punj Radio’s producer Almas Shabi, and co host of its literary program Sukhan Kada,  Dr. Sagheer Aslam conducted an online interview with Munir Saami .

You can listen to the interview at the following audio links:

Sukhan Kada Part 1

Sukhan Kada Part 2

Sukhan Kada Part 3


Punj Radio USA is an international online radio that broadcasts to various international destinations including Pakistan, South Asia, North America, and Europe.

Producer Almas Shabi and co host Dr. Sagheer invite various literary personalities from various countries to discuss their works and thoughts on various issues.

I thank Punj Radio for providing me this opportunity.