Nazish’s travelogue to China termed a valuable addition in Urdu literature


In the shade of Great Wall of China

Zubair Qureshi

Increasing pace of economic, social, political and cultural activities between China and Pakistan in the backdrop of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has impacted literary trends as well. A number of writers and poets have recently visited China and its different cities and have written about them taking inspiration from the country’s rich literary heritage. Hasnain Nazish, is one such budding writer who has taken inspiration from China, its thousands of years old civilization, unique culture, great heritage and its nation’s commitment to success. Nazish has translated that inspiration he gains from his visit to China in the form a travelogue “Deewar-e-Cheen kay Say Talay” or ‘In the shadow of Great Wall of China.’
A literary and cultural organization “Sukhanwar” organized the launching ceremony of the book at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC). Eminent writer and senior poet Prof Ehsan Akbar presided over the ceremony. Noted poet Prof Jalil Aali and eminent short story writer Muhammad Hamid Shahid were the guests of honour on the occasion. Naseem Sehar and Naveed Malik President of the organization were also among the prominent figures who spoke on the occasion.

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