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Asked by mah rukh, 22 Sep '08 02:31 pm
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Muhammad Hasan Askari (Urdu: محمد حسن عسکری) (b. 1919 - d. 1978) was one of the most respected name among scholars, critics, writers and linguists of modern Urdu. He was an important voice within the modernist movement.

Askari was born on November 5, 1919 in a village in Bulandshahr District, in western Uttar Pradesh, India. He joined Allahabad University as an undergraduate in 1938 and went on to earn a Masters degree in English literature in 1942. After completing education, he joined All India Radio, Delhi. For a brief period around 1944, he also taught English literature at Delhi College (now, Zakir Husain College).

After independence, he and his family migrated to Pakistan and finally settled in Karachi in 1950. He joined Islamia College Karachi. By 1955 Askari became increasingly engaged in the transition to and formulation of Pakistani national culture, p ...more
Answered by suresh saka, 23 Sep '08 01:27 pm

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