Urdu Literature Without Borders
Deedahwar is a literary Urdu magazine published from Boston, MA, USA. Its subscribers are worldwide. It is subscribed by Harvard University Library. Some of the world famous Urdu writers and poets regularly publish their work in Deedahwar magazine. Many subscribers rate it as a Best Urdu Magazine. Deedahwar website also maintains an up to 200 years old Urdu rare manuscripts collection. Your comments, suggestions and support is always appreciated.
Urdu literature (“Urdu Adab”) has a long and colorful history that is inextricably tied to the development of that very language, Urdu, in which it is written. While it tends to be heavily dominated by poetry, the range of expression achieved in the voluminous library of a few major verse forms, especially the ghazal and nazm (poetry), has led to its continued development and expansion into other styles of writing, including that of the short story, or afsana. Urdu literature is mostly popular in India and Pakistan. Additionally, it enjoys substantial popularity among South Asian immigrants in North America, Europe and Middle East. It is widely understood in Afghanistan. Urdu is finding interest in North American, European and South Pacific Asian countries primarily through South Asian immigrants.
Deedahwar and Aligarh Urdu Club Editor, Razia Mashkoor, was awarded 2011 & 2012 Moballigh-e-Urdu Award by Jubail Aligarh Alumni and Shamin Jaipuri Foundation.