Dr Aftab Husain is a Pakistan-born and Austria-based poet in Urdu and English. He is an eminent name in modern ghazal poetry from South Asia. He also writes in English both poems and literary essays and translates from German to Urdu and vice versa. He earned his doctorate in comparative literature from Vienna University where he teaches South Asian Literature and Culture. He has to his credit four collections of poetry and three of books of translations from German into Urdu. He was a fellow of Heinrich-Böll-Haus, Germany as well as the ‘Writer of Exile’ of Vienna City. His poems have been translated into many languages. He is a member of the Austrian PEN and co-edits a bilingual magazine – Words & Worlds – for migrant literature.
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